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Synonyms for arrest

Synonyms for arrest

to prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation

to take into custody as a prisoner

to compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of

a seizing and holding by law

Synonyms for arrest

the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

the state of inactivity following an interruption

take into custody

hold back, as of a danger or an enemy

attract and fix

cause to stop


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Arrested at Compiegne, they have been carried to Rueil; at Rueil they have been questioned by the cardinal, who has either kept them near him or sent them to Saint Germain.
But send me word should you be arrested, for then I will return directly.
Why do you not take your chance and be arrested with me?
Should we, by being arrested, be all four together again, we should not, I am not sure, be twenty-four hours in prison without getting free.
When asked what he was doing when he was arrested, Pierre replied in a rather tragic manner that he was restoring to its parents a child he had saved from the flames.
A spy of his succeeded in learning more than any of our people, and without being arrested, too.
His man returned in safety, and he has one over there now who has not been arrested.
When Jimmie was a little boy, he began to be arrested.
Once he had been arrested for assaulting a Chinaman.
I was arrested and became a prisoner because, under the arbor of La Reserve, the day before I was to marry you, a man named Danglars wrote this letter, which the fisherman Fernand himself posted.
Also you will have to prosecute this Patsy Horan," Watson advised; "for I shall now have him arrested for assault and battery.
If you strike me I'll have you arrested," Judge Witberg threatened.
An hour later, as Judge Witberg limped up the grounds to his hotel, he was arrested by a village constable on a charge of assault and battery preferred by Carter Watson.
The king's Musketeers are arrested by the Guards of the cardinal, are they?
ISLAMABAD -- The authorities have arrested 1761 persons on account of possessing fake traveling documents at different airports in the country during last five years.