Definition of


  1. (verb, contact) pull away from the body
  2. (verb, contact) take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

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Synonyms of Abduct

kidnap, nobble, snatch

Antonyms of Abduct


Alternate forms of Abduct

Derivations: abduction, abductor

Hyponyms: impress, shanghai

Hypernyms: draw, force, pull, seize

Origin of the word Abduct

  1. "to kidnap," 1834, in this sense probably a back-formation from abduction (q.v.); the earlier form was abduce and the meaning was "to draw away" by persuasion (1530s), from L. abducere "to lead away." Related: Abducted; abducting. more

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