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Synonyms for detention
dɪˈtɛn ʃənde·ten·tion

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  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. Dina LaPolt:

    We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding.

  2. Xavier Becerra:

    This new Trump rule callously puts at risk the safety and well-being of children. It undermines a decades-old agreement reached in court by the federal government to prevent the unlawful detention of immigrant children, we're taking the Trump Administration to court to protect children from the irreparable harm caused by unlawful and unnecessary detention.

  3. Jeffrey Fowle:

    I thought I was going to the detention camp, or to trial, or something. I went from my guest house to a nearby hotel, then some well-dressed North Korean man came in and said 'Kim Jong Un has recommended that you be released.' And that was the first thing I heard about it.

  4. Advocacy Director Dr. Courtney Radsch:

    Our sources indicate that they are both still in detention. We have not heard from them directly.

  5. Boris Grubesic:

    The defendant is charged with war crimes committed against several hundred Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) and Croat victims ... who were illegally arrested and detained in several camps and detention facilities in the Brcko area.

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