Synonyms for detain

Synonyms for (verb) detain

Synonyms: delay, detain, hold up

Definition: cause to be slowed down or delayed

Usage: Traffic was delayed by the bad weather; she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform

Similar words: retard, slow, slow down, slow up, decelerate

Definition: lose velocity; move more slowly

Usage: The car decelerated

Synonyms: stay, delay, detain

Definition: stop or halt

Usage: Please stay the bloodshed!

Similar words: delay, retard, check

Definition: slow the growth or development of

Usage: The brain damage will retard the child's language development

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