Definition of Abduct

1. Verb. Take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom. "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"

Exact synonyms: Kidnap, Nobble, Snatch
Category relationships: Crime, Criminal Offence, Criminal Offense, Law-breaking, Offence, Offense
Generic synonyms: Seize
Specialized synonyms: Impress, Shanghai
Derivative terms: Abduction, Abductor, Kidnaper, Kidnapper, Kidnapping, Snatch, Snatcher



2. Verb. Pull away from the body. "This muscle abducts"
Generic synonyms: Draw, Force, Pull
Derivative terms: Abduction, Abductor
Antonyms: Adduct

Definition of Abduct

1. v. t. To take away surreptitiously by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap.

Definition of Abduct

1. Verb. (transitive) To take away by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive physiology) To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position; to move similar parts apart. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abduct

1. to draw away from the original position [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Abduct

1. To move away from the median plane. Synonym: abduce. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abduct

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abduct (current term)
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abductor digiti minimi muscle of foot
abductor digiti minimi muscle of hand
abductor hallucis
abductor muscle

Literary usage of Abduct

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1. The Russian Court in the Eighteenth Century by Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy (1906)
"CHAPTER X Dissensions in Poland under its new King—Turkey is incited to make war on Russia—A plot to abduct or assassinate Poniatowski—Daring attempt in the ..."

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