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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

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  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. glomnoun

    Submitted by Providence on July 18, 2023  

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  1. detentionnoun

    Synonyms:
    restraint, custody, confinement, arrest

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How to use detention in a sentence?

  1. Ian Rintoul:

    Papua New Guinea can open the gates to fulfil some technicality, but people are not free to move out of the detention center wherever they like.

  2. The Pentagon:

    The United States is grateful to the Government of Montenegro for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, the United States coordinated with the Government of Montenegro to ensure this transfer took place consistent with appropriate security and humane treatment measures.

  3. Lisa Ayoub-Rodriguez:

    I see this often in the population, they are afraid to ask for help, this is a basic example, a very simple case of a family not receiving basic human needs, access to water and warmth. This is why children should not be in a detention centers.

  4. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    Ultimately, the facility surveys will provide me, the rest of the President's national security team and Congress with some of the information needed to chart a responsible way forward and a plan so that we can close the detention facility at Guantanamo and this chapter in our history once and for all.

  5. Jen Psaki:

    We're deeply concerned by reports that Russia has moved Ms Savchenko to solitary confinement, we understand that Ms Savchenko has been on hunger strike for nearly a month to protest the terms of Ms Savchenko detention and is suffering additional health problems.


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