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Synonyms for hostage

noun person held captive until captor's demand is met
  • captive
  • prisoner
  • victim
  • earnest
  • guaranty
  • pawn
  • pledge
  • scapegoat
  • security
  • surety
  • token
  • sacrificial lamb

Antonyms for hostage

  • captor
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More words related to hostage

captive

noun. person held physically
  • bondman
  • bondservant
  • bondwoman
  • con
  • convict
  • detainee
  • hostage
  • internee
  • prisoner
  • prisoner of war
  • slave

prisoner

noun. person jailed for crime; person kept against his or her will

prisoner of war

noun. political prisoner

prisoners

noun. person jailed for crime; person kept against his or her will

surety

noun. guarantee
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.