Synonyms of arrest in English:

arrest


See definition of arrest

verb

1‘police arrested him for possession of marijuana’

SYNONYMS

apprehend, take into custody, seize, take in, take prisoner, detain, put in jail, throw in jail

informal pick up, run in, pull in, haul in, pinch, cop, bust, nab, nail, do, collar, feel someone's collar

British informal nick

ANTONYMS

release

2‘the spread of the disease can be arrested’

SYNONYMS

stop, halt, end, bring to a standstill, check, block, hinder, hamper, delay, hold up, hold back, restrict, limit, interrupt, prevent, obstruct, inhibit, impede, interfere with, thwart, baulk, curb, put a brake on, slow, slow down, retard, nip in the bud

literary stay

ANTONYMS

start

3‘she put out a hand to arrest his attention’

SYNONYMS

attract, capture, catch, catch hold of, hold, grip, engage

absorb, occupy, rivet, engross, fascinate, mesmerize, hypnotize, spellbind, bewitch, captivate, entrance, enthral, enrapture


noun

1‘I have a warrant for your arrest’

SYNONYMS

detention, apprehension, seizure, capture, taking into custody

2‘he suffered a cardiac arrest’

SYNONYMS

stoppage, halt, interruption