Synonyms of detain


1. confine, detain

usage: deprive of freedom; take into confinement

2. stay, detain, delay, check, retard, delay

usage: stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"

3. delay, detain, hold up, decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard

usage: cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"

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Definition and meaning of detain (Dictionary)