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Synonyms for captive
ˈkæp tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prisoner, captive(noun)

    a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

    Synonyms:
    prisoner

    Antonyms:
    free, inattentive

  2. captive(noun)

    an animal that is confined

    Synonyms:
    prisoner

    Antonyms:
    free, inattentive

  3. captive(adj)

    a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion

    Synonyms:
    prisoner

    Antonyms:
    inattentive, free

  4. captive, confined, imprisoned, jailed(adj)

    being in captivity

    Synonyms:
    engrossed, absorbed, enwrapped, confined, wrapped, jailed, imprisoned, intent

    Antonyms:
    free, inattentive

  5. captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped(adj)

    giving or marked by complete attention to

    "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"

    Synonyms:
    clothed, cloaked, engrossed, mantled, absorbed, enwrapped, confined, wrapped, jailed, imprisoned, intent, draped

    Antonyms:
    inattentive, free

Editors Contribution

  1. improsoned

    Submitted by anonymous on November 9, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. captive(n.)

    Synonyms:
    prisoner

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "captive":

    prisoner, captured

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. CAPTIVE

    Synonyms:
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How to pronounce captive?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say captive in sign language?

  1. captive

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#5534intent
#7253captured
#9076wrapped
#9907prisoner
#11922confined
#13521absorbed
#15958captive
#20492imprisoned
#22331jailed
#28737clothed
#33869engrossed
#34398draped
#57822cloaked
#154227mantled

How to use captive in a sentence?

  1. Abdullah Faaruuq:

    They say Aafia Saddiqui took up a machine gun while they held Aafia Saddiqui captive in the other room and was ready to attack her captors, what a brave woman she is. And if my mother was in the same place, she would have taken her West Indian machete and cut her way through those kafirs( infidels).

  2. Mark Caine:

    The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

  3. Nadia Murad:

    Nadia Murad, 21, made the comments during a speech at London’s Trade Union Congress House, The Mirror reported Sunday. Murad, from the Iraqi town of Sinjar, said Nadia Murad was orphaned after ruthless ISIS militants killed six of her brothers and Nadia Murad mother. When they took me to Mosul and raped me, I forgot my mother and brothers. Because what they were doing to the women was more difficult than death, Nadia Murad said. Murad said Nadia Murad was among the more than 5,000 Yazidi women taken captive when ISIS swept through the region, many of which were sold into the sex trade. They were committing all kinds ; murder, rape and displacing people by force in the name of Islam.

  4. Jared Huffman:

    I am thrilled to see the wave of opposition build to where SeaWorld finally has done the right thing and ended their captive breeding program of orcas.

  5. Craig Hoover:

    It’s not necessarily all that is considered, there may have been an education component, an outreach component, a captive breeding component.


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