arrest

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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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For example, the police may knock on a suspect's door, demand entry, and then announce that he is under arrest when he appears "in the doorway"; or the police may surround a suspect's residence and demand that he surrender.
George,(23) the suspect opened his door when police knocked and submitted to them when told he was under arrest.
The suspect opened the door and allowed the agents to enter and place him under arrest.