Definition of detain:
make prisoner, keep, capture, ride out, seize, hang up, go, remain, lock, withstand, live, trammel, last, endure, hold out, take prisoner, stay put, law, defy, take into custody, outride, live on, slow, incarcerate, stay on, enclose, hold, hold in, survive, hold water, intern, rest, continue, arrest, lag, bide, appease, stick, hold up, bound, confine, sustain, help, retard, stall, quell, stand up, apprehend, jail, stick up, delay, throttle, support, limit, circumscribe, set back, abide, imprison, free, stay, time, stick around, last out, secure, immure, persist.
hinder (part of speech: verb)
- restrain (part of speech: verb)
If you will go to his Lordship's house about one o'clock, and detain him at home, by endeavouring to persuade him to present the petitions, I will undertake to bring ten thousand people to the front of his house by two o'clock,"- the House of Commons being to assemble at three.- "Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3", Henry Hunt.
- "Malcolm", George MacDonald.
- "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.