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Synonyms for detention
dɪˈtɛn ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detention, detainment, hold, custody(noun)

    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. detention(noun)

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

    "the detention of tardy pupils"

    Synonyms:
    detainment, custody, hold

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detention

    Synonyms:
    retention, retaining, hindrance

    Antonyms:
    relinquishment, abandonment, letting go

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. detention(n)

    Synonyms:
    restraint, custody, confinement, arrest

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How to use detention in a sentence?

  1. Ron Johnson:

    As sympathetic as I am toward anyone who yearns for the freedom and opportunity that Central America provides, it is not possible to properly accommodate all who do. Those who enter our country illegally without a valid asylum claim, put themselves and our society at risk, the goal of our policies should be to reduce the overwhelming flow of illegal migration and convert it to a controllable number of legal immigrants. Hopefully, Operation Safe Return will convince Central Americans, that on a bipartisan basis, Central America will do everything we can to prevent human traffickers from exploiting our laws and abusing immigrants seeking a better life, Central Americans said. The Trump administration ANNOUNCES MAJOR CRACKDOWN ON ASYLUM SEEKERS The bipartisan push comes amid a continuing crisis on the southern border, with tens of thousands of migrants being encountered and apprehended at the border each month. The Trump administration has focused The Trump administration efforts on trying to end loopholes in which family units who meet the initial credible fear test are released into the U.S. as cases are processed. This week, The Trump administration announced a policy that requires most migrants entering through Central America southern border to first seek asylum in one of the countries they traversed whether in Mexico, in Central America, or elsewhere on their journey. The Democrats meanwhile have focused more on the humanitarian aspect of the crisis, and have been extremely critical of the conditions in detention facilities, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement( ICE) operations in the homeland. Kyrsten Sinema told The Arizona Republic that the idea was in response to a meeting with administration and White House officials who Kyrsten Sinema said were focused on changing asylum laws and challenging the 1997 Flores agreement that set standards for treatment of migrants and how long minors can be held in custody.

  2. Emmanuel Macron:

    What we're proposing is to have Europe-funded detention centers in the closest and safest country (from the source of the refugee flows), and from these European detention centers... teams should take the people who did not win asylum status back to the country they came from.

  3. Charles Kuck:

    This is a civil law violation, and the continued detention of Mr. Abraham-Joseph serves no other purpose than to unnecessarily punish him and try to intimidate him into giving up his right to fight to remain in the United States.

  4. Ian Moss:

    We are committed to closing the detention facility. That's our goal and we are working toward that goal.

  5. Ian Rintoul:

    The level of frustration on Manus Island is as high as it has ever been, the court action, while a glimmer of hope, is frustrating them as there has been no action despite detention being found to be unlawful.


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