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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

    Synonyms:
    security, warrantor, warranter, guarantor, surety

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hostage

    Synonyms:
    sponsor, bail, surety

    Antonyms:
    dictator, conqueror

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    hostages, hostage-taking, ransom

How to pronounce hostage?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say hostage in sign language?

  1. hostage

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How to use hostage in a sentence?

  1. Steve Scalise:

    They took a hostage that they might realize now they can't afford to shoot.

  2. Ernest Hemingway:

    When you have a child, the world has a hostage.

  3. Hassan Latheef:

    The government reneged on the agreed deal at the last minute, demanding a close family member of Nasheed remain in Male, effectively as a hostage, until he returns from the UK, if Nasheed does anything that breach the terms of the government, the family member could then be criminally prosecuted. This kind of blackmail is illegal, unheard of in international affairs, and totally outrageous.

  4. Jason Straziuso:

    (Given) our long historical independent neutral stance, it's common for us to be the middle man in hostage releases, we provide transportation from Boko Haram to the Nigerian government.

  5. Xie Tao:

    If they get hijacked or held hostage, or somebody bombs Chinese property overseas you've got to react.


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