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Synonyms for detention
dɪˈtɛn ʃənde·ten·tion

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  1. detention

    Synonyms:
    retention, retaining, hindrance

    Antonyms:
    relinquishment, abandonment, letting go

Princeton's WordNet

  1. detention, detainment, hold, custodynoun

    a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

    "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, storage area, delay, keep, cargo hold, detainment, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, wait, cargo area, postponement, custody, clasp, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag, hands

  2. detentionnoun

    a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home

    "the detention of tardy pupils"

    Synonyms:
    detainment, custody, hold

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  1. detentionnoun

    Synonyms:
    restraint, custody, confinement, arrest

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How to use detention in a sentence?

  1. Gerges Scott:

    If DHS closes these detention centers, the detainees will be shipped to overcrowded federal centers, women and children, they will be separated, but they will still be in the same facility with dangerous illegal immigrants. As a former corrections official and taxpayer, this is a concern to me.

  2. Robert Mardini:

    All this enables us to have regular contact, monitor detention conditions and work towards improving them.

  3. Rafael Mafei:

    The detention of Lula has put a lot of stress on the whole investigation, it was a very public incident broadcast live on television and involved an ex-president.

  4. Rory Medcalf:

    Australia can't hide from this, it will need to respectfully protect its citizens, this detention marks the new normal in the bilateral tension, which will be constant low-level tension.

  5. Elinor Raikes:

    The EU's decision to withdraw the naval assets in Operation Sophia that provided a vital role in saving lives at sea has meant that thousands more people find themselves trapped in detention centers like Tajoura, detention is not the answer to the protection of people on the move and European Union and the US must find alternative and sustainable solutions for the most vulnerable people.


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