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Synonyms for hostage
ˈhɒs tɪdʒhostage

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hostage

    Synonyms:
    sponsor, bail, surety

    Antonyms:
    dictator, conqueror

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostage, suretynoun

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

    Synonyms:
    security, warrantor, warranter, guarantor, surety

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  1. List of paraphrases for "hostage":

    hostages, hostage-taking, ransom

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How to use hostage in a sentence?

  1. Ned Price:

    When it comes to our efforts to free Americans, the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, Ambassador( Roger) Carstens -- he will go anywhere, he will talk to anyone if it means that we're able to come home with an American, to reunite that American with her or his family, that is true in the case of Austin Tice. It is true in the case of Paul Whelan. It is true in the case of the Americans who are detained in Iran and Americans who are detained around the world.

  2. Trevor Reed in a CNN:

    The thing that you have to understand is countries like North Korea -- Russia now, obviously, China, Syria, Iran, Venezuela -- countries like that are going to take Americans hostage no matter what.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    The president has chosen fear. We want to start with the facts, the fact is, President Trump has chosen to hold hostage critical services for the health, safety and well-being of the American people and withhold the paychecks of 800,000 innocent workers across the nation, many of them veterans.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    The fact is, President Trump has chosen to hold hostage critical services for the health, safety and well-being of the American people and withhold the paychecks of 800,000 innocent workers across the nation, many of them veterans.

  5. Ahmed Omar:

    The death toll can increase because the blast was massive and there is a hostage situation involved.


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