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Synonyms for arrest
əˈrɛst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody(noun)

    the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

    "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, hint, touch, understanding, mite, jot, stoppage, apprehension, catch, halt, shoe collar, dog collar, snap, match, snatch, tinge, soupcon, exigency, speck, neckband, collar, taking into custody, leash, stop, discernment, misgiving, emergency, tweak, pinch, stay, apprehensiveness, dread, savvy, gimmick, grab, haul, choker, check

  2. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage(verb)

    the state of inactivity following an interruption

    "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, verification, enlistment, limp, full stop, stoppage, apprehension, hindrance, halt, impediment, chip, tab, interference, handicap, tick, check-out procedure, occlusion, confirmation, point, freeze, check mark, pinch, cheque, block, tour of duty, stop consonant, baulk, term of enlistment, diaphragm, checkout, taking into custody, duty tour, hinderance, hobble, blockage, curb, chit, stop, layover, rub, occlusive, plosive, collar, plosive speech sound, period, substantiation, stay, hang-up, tour, deterrent, encumbrance, catch, balk, stopover, plosive consonant, preventive, incumbrance, bank check, full point, preventative, snag, assay, bridle, closure, check

  3. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop(verb)

    take into custody

    "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

    Synonyms:
    quail at, cop, uplift, peck, hook, savvy, hear, complete, get, dig, percolate, hold back, nail, glom, nail down, pass with flying colors, perk up, smash, gather up, get word, nab, snitch, boom, call for, see, find out, turn back, grasp, perk, halt, gain vigor, knock off, ace, compass, receive, sweep through, stop, sail through, get the picture, pinpoint, collar, turn around, apprehend, get a line, comprehend, lift up, peg, intoxicate, pick up, breeze through, contain, elate, catch, thieve, blast, grok, learn, get wind, hold, collect, discover, check

  4. check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back(verb)

    hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

    "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"

    Synonyms:
    ensure, hold on, hold in, bar, collar, jibe, incorporate, tick off, control, carry, fit, gibe, run off, hold, moderate, cop, learn, checker, barricade, check out, mark off, retain, stop, pick up, condition, double back, assure, finish, tally, comprise, reverse, return, suss out, kibosh, check off, check over, stop over, match, check up on, cease, look into, ascertain, mark, insure, regress, forbear, go over, check, train, hold back, lay off, retrovert, quit, chase away, hold off, take, conceal, halt, block, catch, find out, see, discipline, terminate, wait, drive off, get, give up, nail, backtrack, intercept, revert, correspond, curb, restrain, keep, drive away, keep back, check into, blockade, contain, invert, bear, determine, nab, dispel, retard, crack, turn back, watch, block off, break off, see to it, break, discontinue, end, block up, tick, chequer, drive out, apprehend, agree, delay

  5. catch, arrest, get(verb)

    attract and fix

    "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"

    Synonyms:
    pick up, collar, catch up with, sire, mystify, experience, develop, watch, stupefy, have, hold, overhear, cop, receive, scram, commence, stop, go, stimulate, bewitch, drive, engender, trance, fix, pay back, suffer, sustain, stick, set about, get down, fascinate, enamor, becharm, incur, draw, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, beat, start, set out, take hold of, check, hold back, fetch, bring, bewilder, see, mother, take, buzz off, catch, let, make, beget, puzzle, flummox, entrance, get, generate, capture, grab, find, become, amaze, obtain, enamour, start out, convey, view, vex, enchant, aim, induce, hitch, perplex, overtake, gravel, begin, contain, father, trip up, get under one's skin, nab, beguile, nail, captivate, arrive, turn back, produce, acquire, come, pay off, pose, bugger off, cause, take in, halt, nonplus, apprehend, charm, baffle

  6. halt, hold, arrest(verb)

    cause to stop

    "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, staunch, book, retain, get, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, cop, take, have, concord, stanch, check, make, block, take for, go for, throw, kibosh, control, turn back, harbor, catch, keep, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nab, nurse, oblige, curb, stop, nail, pick up, defy, collar, confine, apprehend, have got, restrain, declare, withstand, agree, stem, halt, contain, obtain, maintain, guard, concur, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, hold, hold in, bear

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. arrest

    The legal term arrest carries always the implication of a legal offense; this is true even of arresting for debt. But one may be detained by process of law when no offense is alleged against him, as in the case of a witness who is held in a house of detention till a case comes to trial. One may be restrained of his liberty without arrest, as in an insane asylum; an individual or corporation may be restrained by injunction from selling certain property. In case of an arrest, an officer may secure his prisoner by fetters, by a locked door, or other means effectually to prevent escape. Capture is commonly used of seizure by armed force; as, to capture a ship, a fort, etc. Compare HINDER; OBSTRUCT.

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, capture, catch, detain, hold, make prisoner, restrain, secure, seize, stop, take into custody, take prisoner

    Antonyms:
    discharge, dismiss, free, liberate, release, set free

    Preposition:
    Arrested for crime, on suspicion, by the sheriff; on, upon, or by virtue of a warrant; on final process; in execution.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. arrest(r)

    Synonyms:
    seize, take, stop, capture, withhold, restrain, hold, detain, apprehend

    Antonyms:
    release, dismiss, liberate, free, discharge, expedite

Editors Contribution

  1. emprison

    take as prisoner

    Submitted by anonymous on February 2, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. arrest(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stop, stay, check, interrupt, obstruct, hinder, delay, detain, restrain, hold, withhold, keep back

  2. arrest(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    seize, apprehend, take, capture, catch, take up, take into custody, take prisoner

  3. arrest(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    engage, fix, engross, occupy, rivet

  4. arrest(n.)

    Synonyms:
    staying, stopping, hinderance, obstruction

  5. arrest(n.)

    Synonyms:
    seizure, capture, detention

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. arrest(n)

    Synonyms:
    apprehension, capture, detention, custody, duress, stoppage, restraint, interruption, hindrance, prevention

    Associated words:
    capias, warrant

  2. arrest(v)

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, stop, check, restrain, stunt, dwarf

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ARREST

    Synonyms:
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  1. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi:

    There is no systematic torture, and if some cases have been reported, those are the acts of individuals who have misused their authority, and we are fully committed to investigate and arrest those individuals.

  2. Brandon Judd:

    The criminal smugglers, this is a multibillion dollar industry. They smuggle humans, they smuggle drugs, this criminal enterprise, if we arrest the majority of people that cross the border illegally, we put a dent into their criminal enterprise, and if you put a dent into their criminal enterprise, then you can possibly stop them.

  3. Gilbert Gapay:

    Monay has replaced her aunt as the main financier and logistic supporter of the militant group, the arrest will adversely affect the logistics support network of the group.

  4. Charles Way:

    We have long recognized that arrest rates of National Football League players are far below the general population, everyone in the league – coaches, players and executives - is held to higher standards of responsible conduct because of what it means to be associated with National Football League.

  5. Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh:

    I have concluded that my office's request to have an arrest warrant issued was a mistake under the circumstances, i regret this having taken place and will do everything in my power to avoid this type of mistake in the future.

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Translations for arrest

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  • تَوقيف, اعتقل, اعتقالArabic
  • приковавам, задържане, арест, хващам, арестуване, аретир, спиране, арестувам, успокоител, спирам, задържамBulgarian
  • arrestCatalan, Valencian
  • zatknout, zadržet, zatčeníCzech
  • arestioWelsh
  • arrestere, bremse, anholde, standse, pågribe, stoppeDanish
  • Verhaftung, Festnahme, verhaften, festnehmen, arretieren, ArrestGerman
  • συλλαμβάνω, σύλληψηGreek
  • arestoEsperanto
  • parar, paro, arresto, detener, detenidoSpanish
  • دستگیر کردن, توقیف, دستگیریPersian
  • vangita, pysähtyminen, pidättäminen, pysähdys, pidätys, pysäyttää, pidättää, pysäyttäminen, esteFinnish
  • arrestation, arrêterFrench
  • coisc, gabhIrish
  • letartóztat, elfog, megállítHungarian
  • ձերբակալել, կալանք, ձերբակալությունArmenian
  • arrestareItalian
  • 検挙, 逮捕する, 捕えるJapanese
  • დაყოვნება, დაპატიმრება, დატუსაღება, შეჩერებაGeorgian
  • urutūMāori
  • хүлээлгэхMongolian
  • arrest, grijpen, vatten, aanhouden, stoppen, arresteren, in hechtenis nemen, oppakken, stilstand, arrestatie, stuiten, aanhoudingDutch
  • areszt, aresztować, powstrzymać, przykuć, aresztowaniePolish
  • deter, prisão, parar, prenderPortuguese
  • arestare, opri, arest, aresta, deține, deținereRomanian
  • арестовать, арест, арестовыватьRussian
  • uhićenjeSerbo-Croatian
  • stoppa, bromsa, fånga, gripaSwedish
  • nasaSwahili
  • จับตัว, ยั้ง, จับได้Thai
  • tevkif etmek, tutuklamaTurkish
  • گرفتاریUrdu

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