Synonyms of detain in English:

detain


See definition of detain

verb

1‘they were detained for questioning’

SYNONYMS

hold, take into custody, put into custody, place in custody, remand in custody, hold in custody, keep in custody, take, take in, seize, confine, imprison, lock up, put in jail, put behind bars, incarcerate, impound, intern, restrain, arrest, apprehend

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

British informal nick, pinch

ANTONYMS

release

2‘don't let me detain you’

SYNONYMS

delay, hold up, make late, retard, keep, keep back, slow up, slow down, set back, get bogged down

hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct