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synonyms for abduct

  • kidnap
  • seize
  • snatch
  • grab
  • remove
  • shanghai
  • sneeze
  • carry off
  • dognap
  • make off with
  • put the snatch on
  • spirit away
See also synonyms for: abducted
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antonyms for abduct

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  • give
  • give up
  • let go
  • release
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How to use abduct in a sentence

Smith, along with others, abducted Johnson at gunpoint from an ATM.
SUPREME COURT SAYS ALABAMA CANNOT EXECUTE INMATE WITHOUT HIS PASTOR PRESENTROBERT BARNESFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Many Aboriginal stories say the boys, or man, in Orion are chasing the seven sisters—and one of the sisters has died, or is hiding, or is too young, or has been abducted, so again only six are visible.
THE WORLD’S OLDEST STORY? ASTRONOMERS SAY GLOBAL MYTHS ABOUT ‘SEVEN SISTERS’ STARS MAY REACH BACK 100,000 YEARSRAY NORRISJANUARY 10, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
In more extreme cases, SARS officers abduct civilian targets and force them to make withdrawals at an ATM in exchange for their freedom, sometimes at gunpoint.
HOW A YOUTH-LED DIGITAL MOVEMENT IS DRIVING NIGERIA’S LARGEST PROTESTS IN A DECADEYOMI KAZEEMOCTOBER 13, 2020QUARTZ
In cases where girls are abducted or tricked into marrying out of state, their experiences of isolation, dislocation and their struggle for a sense of belonging are much more nuanced.
THREE WOMEN: STORIES OF INDIAN TRAFFICKED BRIDESLGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 5, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
In many cases, these women are considered “missing” or remain abandoned by their family due to the shame and stigma associated with being sold or abducted for marriage.
THREE WOMEN: STORIES OF INDIAN TRAFFICKED BRIDESLGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 5, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
The fairies abduct human children, leaving 'changelings' in cradles, or carry off wives to act as 'wet nurses' or midwives.
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There was one particular villain, for instance, who attempted to abduct her no less than four times.
PIECES OF HATEHEYWOOD BROUN
They sometimes abduct men who have never trod the deck of a ship p. 785before.
LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF NEW YORK LIFEJAMES D. MCCABE
If he had abducted Ivan, would he hesitate to abduct Litizki if he found that the little tailor was in his way?
THE MISSION OF POUBALOVFREDERICK R. (FREDERICK RUSSELL) BURTON
An ingenious, bold but unsuccessful attempt was made to abduct him from New York before the execution of the unfortunate Andre.
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WORDS RELATED TO ABDUCT

  • abduct
  • appropriate
  • arrest
  • bag
  • capture
  • catch
  • cop
  • corner
  • get
  • grab
  • hook
  • lay hands on
  • nab
  • nail
  • prehend
  • secure
  • seize
  • take
  • tree
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