Definition of Detain:
hold, keep back; arrest
Synonyms of Detain:
● Bog down
● Hold up
● Pick up
● Pull in
● Put away
● Run in
● Set back
● Hang up
● Send up
● Slow up
Opposite/Antonyms of Detain:
● Let go
Sentence/Example of Detain:
She was being detained to be taken to the hospital, from where she was later released.
“We reiterate our call for his immediate and unconditional release as well as the release of all those wrongfully detained for exercising their rights,” the statement added.
Officers detained him and placed a spit hood over his head while he was naked in the middle of the street.
In June 2020 in Texas, police briefly detained Taylor Bechtol, a 29-year-old former Air Force staff sergeant and munitions loader with the 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit.
Myanmar military seizes power in coup after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi Suu Kyi’s godlike status drove her Myanmar election win.
Access to the internet in Myanmar dropped sharply after the military detained leaders of ruling party National League for Democracy, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and declared a state of emergency.
Myanmar's military TV station announced Monday the army has declared a one-year state of emergency after taking power and detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and other top ruling party leaders.
According to Agence-France Presse, Suu Kyi issued the statement pre-emptively before she was detained.
Although a federal prosecutor argued earlier this week that Williams should be detained, he and Williams’s public defender said Thursday that they had reached an agreement on release.
I’m going to pray that life goes back to normal for so many people, especially people like me who were detained, and who have been treated in such a way.