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See definition of captive on Dictionary.com
  • adj.physically held by force
  • adj.mentally enchanted, held
  • nounperson held physically

synonyms for captive

  • caged
  • enslaved
  • imprisoned
  • incommunicado
  • bound
  • confined
  • ensnared
  • in custody
  • incarcerated
  • jailed
  • locked up
  • penned
  • restricted
  • subjugated
  • under lock and key
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antonyms for captive

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  • disillusioned
  • free
  • independent
  • loose
  • uninterested
  • independent
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How to use captive in a sentence

Like all great political art, it captured its era without being captive to it.
MOVIES ARE RUSHING TO IMPACT THE ELECTION. DON’T ASK WHETHER THEY’LL WORK. ASK WHETHER THEY’LL LAST.ANN HORNADAYOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It is also home to three small packs of captive-born wolves, a handful of injured raptors, and five American river otters.
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For some it’s minted millions with captive audiences realizing that they really, really hate that couch and it’s finally time to replace it.
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The workers feel the tooting vibration and move to keep the other queens captive.
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This metric tends to keep B2B brands captive on this professional platform for its lead generation opportunities.
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The only thing that at all tended to shake this conviction, was the extraordinary poltroonery of our new captive.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The wee round wonders with their mystery of velvety colour are well fitted to take captive the young eye.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
American vessels made occasional trips outside the Bay, and brought in captive sailing-vessels.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The cities of the south are shut up, and there is none to open them: all Juda is carried away captive with an entire captivity.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
And he jerked his thumb towards the tower where mademoiselle was a captive, and where at night "Battista" was locked in with her.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CAPTIVE

  • absorbed
  • captive
  • stuck
  • submerged
  • wrapped
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