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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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Here the deputies of the parliament had just arrived, in order to enter upon those famous conferences which were to last three weeks, and produced eventually that shameful peace, at the conclusion of which the prince was arrested. Rueil was crowded with advocates, presidents and councillors, who came from the Parisians, and, on the side of the court, with officers and guards; it was therefore easy, in the midst of this confusion, to remain as unobserved as any one might wish; besides, the conferences implied a truce, and to arrest two gentlemen, even Frondeurs, at this time, would have been an attack on the rights of the people.
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."
"Can it be possible?" said D'Artagnan; "here is a man who is positively ruining himself in order to please you, and you wish to have him arrested! Mordioux!
17 of the captured Russians, arrested and detained for some reason by order of the Higher Command.
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. We seem to have lost nearly all of ours."
When Jimmie was a little boy, he began to be arrested. Before he reached a great age, he had a fair record.
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." Monte Cristo went to a secretary, opened a drawer by a spring, from which he took a paper which had lost its original color, and the ink of which had become of a rusty hue -- this he placed in the hands of Mercedes.
"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.
The king's Musketeers are arrested by the Guards of the cardinal, are they?" continued M.