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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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Should I announce the arrest openly at Styles, or not?
Bauerstein's arrest, of course," I answered impatiently.
As you say, these eighteen arrests in one week do mean something.
Then these arrests," Hamel remarked," are really bona fide?
Stay," said the king; "do not make his arrest a public affair.
Fouquet in the midst of a thousand enthusiastic guests who surround him, and say, 'In the king's name, I arrest you.
Fix thought over these probabilities during the long hours which he spent in his cabin, and kept repeating to himself, "Now, either the warrant will be at Hong Kong, in which case I shall arrest my man, or it will not be there; and this time it is absolutely necessary that I should delay his departure.
Passepartout thereupon recounted Aouda's history, the affair at the Bombay pagoda, the purchase of the elephant for two thousand pounds, the rescue, the arrest, and sentence of the Calcutta court, and the restoration of Mr.
An hour ago I was called to the presence of her Highness, Ozma of Oz, and told to arrest a boy named Ojo the Unlucky, who was journeying from the Munchkin Country to the Emerald City and would arrive in a short time.
But then I should assert the spirit which dominated me, I should resist arrest, and insist upon bringing my ship back across the dead line, remaining at my post until we had reached New York.
Saluting, he told me very simply what he had done, and asked that I place him under arrest.
I merely stated that I should refuse to submit to arrest, and that I should demand of him and every other officer and man implicit obedience to my every command until we docked at home.
Six of his Eminence's Guards arrest six of his Majesty's Musketeers
Representations have been made to us by the American Government that the murder of two of her citizens within the course of twenty-four hours, and the absence of any arrest, is somewhat of a reflection upon our police service.
A break-up of such arrests issued by Interior Division here on Friday revealed that during year 2013, the authorities at eight airports across the country nabbed 454 persons in 2013, 482 in 2014, 255 in 2015, 309 in 2016 and 261 persons were arrested on possessing fake documents during 2017.