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Synonyms for hostage
ˈhɒs tɪdʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostage, surety(noun)

    a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms

    security, warrantor, warranter, guarantor, surety

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hostage

    sponsor, bail, surety

    dictator, conqueror

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hostage":

    hostages, hostage-taking, ransom

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How to use hostage in a sentence?

  1. Chris Christie:

    This President and his former secretary of state are for paying ransom for hostages, when you do that, you endanger even more Americans around the world to be the subject of this type of hostage taking and illegal detention.

  2. Ricky Brooks:

    They've begun in-house scare and misinformation meetings, leveraging the uncertainty of COVID-19 to get all of their issues and force the union to forego all of its issues, they have held the pattern wages hostage if the union moves to go to the table.

  3. Jen Psaki:

    He wanted to have a discussion with a former colleague ... about foreign and policy implications of the release of the report, ongoing efforts -- everything from our ongoing efforts related to ISIL, the safety of Americans being held hostage around the world, he was simply raising the fact that these are issues that are ongoing right now, and certainly, he wanted to have a discussion and make sure that they were factored into the timing.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The president must sign these bills to re-open government immediately and stop holding the American people hostage with this senseless shutdown. Each day he prolongs this needless crisis, Coast Guardsmen, FBI agents, border patrol officers, TSA agents, and hundreds of thousands more workers are forced to live without knowing how they can feed their families or pay their bills.

  5. Phillippe Sauquet:

    It constitutes taking our business hostage in a fight that is not ours, if we are not able to avoid such circumstances, leading to the shutdown of our units, it goes without saying that our customers would reconsider the confidence they have placed in us, and thus we should revise our future projects.

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