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1. detain

verb. ['dɪˈteɪn'] deprive of freedom; take into confinement.

Synonyms

  • remand
  • lag
  • put behind bars
  • jail
  • intern
  • incarcerate
  • keep
  • cage in
  • keep in
  • put away
  • jug
  • immure
  • confine
  • trap
  • cage
  • bind over
  • imprison
  • gaol
  • pin down

Antonyms

  • admit
  • let
  • change
  • break

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Words that Rhyme with Detain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

Example sentences of the word detain


1. Verb, base form
It might help to detain the egg with a spoon to prevent it from falling into the sink.

2. detain

verb. ['dɪˈteɪn'] stop or halt.

Synonyms

  • check
  • stay
  • delay

Antonyms

  • allow
  • discontinue
  • refrain
  • attack

3. detain

verb. ['dɪˈteɪn'] cause to be slowed down or delayed.

Synonyms

  • slow down
  • slow up
  • retard
  • buy time
  • catch
  • stonewall
  • stall
  • decelerate
  • hold up
  • delay

Antonyms

  • accelerate
  • precede
  • uncover
  • idle
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