Abduct is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of abduct, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
EXAMPLES - Abduct in a Sentence
- "abduct" Kiara Harmon, in the words of the gym worker. (source)
- And usually who abduct someone don ` t take them that far. (source)
- And might ETs, on occasion, "abduct" CTs as well as humans? (source)
- The teacher asked little mary and little mary said "abduct," (source)
- But I don ` t see a motivation to abduct Haleigh through all of this. (source)
- Little mary said "abduct" means to take away a person or a thing by force. " (source)
- Mr. Kelly said the decision to abduct the boy appeared to be "totally random." (source)
- "abduct" her when she was nine in a bid to preserve the superstar's "reputation". (source)
- A man tried to abduct a 5-year-old boy Monday in Prince William County, police said. (source)
- They attack only to invoke fear, steal supplies, abduct children and maintain their survival. (source)
- "Mr. Bondurant, how is it that you managed to abduct me just seconds after my house was blown up?" (source)
- And American dad behind bars tonight in Japan, charged with trying to abduct his young daughter and son. (source)
- VELEZ-MITCHELL: Authorities say just one hour before kidnapping Hall, Garrido tried to abduct another woman. (source)
- "This Soergg the Hutt, " Luminara asked them, 'the one who sent you to abduct Barriss: did he ever tell youwhy he wanted her? (source)
- Every terror organization, by definition, will attempt to abduct soldiers and civilians from the countries against which it operates. (source)
- The teacher asked little mary and little mary said "abduct," Little mary said "abduct" means to take away a person or a thing by force. " (source)
- He was sent by Hamas in the Gaza Strip to abduct IDF soldiers to use as bargaining chips for the release of imprisoned Palestinian terrorists. (source)
- His immediate plan was to lure Israeli soldiers to the Israeli-Egyptian border by pretending to be a drug dealer, and then sedate and abduct them. (source)
- Wanda Barzeee is due in federal court next hour to face charges that she helped abduct Smart with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. (source)
- Thousands of people are going to symbolically 'abduct' themselves and stand in solidarity with all the abducted children forced to fight as soldiers. (source)
- Rachel (Chastain) and her two male colleagues, Stephan and David (Martin Csokas and Worthington), are sent to Germany to abduct him and take him to Israel. (source)
- Twelve-year-old Cassidy stopped at an Amarillo, Texas, gas station with her grandmother, Sharrell Blackenburger, when 58-year-old Gary Carner tried to abduct her. (source)
- Huffington Post: "Thousands of people are going to symbolically 'abduct' themselves and stand in solidarity with all the abducted children forced to fight as soldiers. (source)
- That court motion also detailed an alleged sexual affair with one of Kaine's high school classmates, and a reported attempt to "abduct" the couple's young daughter Kiara. (source)
- Petit Jackson also accuses the Thriller hitmaker's mother, Katherine Jackson, of scheming to "abduct" her when she was nine in a bid to preserve the superstar's "reputation". (source)
- Ms Petit Jackson alleged that when she was nine years old, Jackson's mother Katherine devised a plan to "abduct" her and sent her to Belgium to protect her son's "reputation". (source)
- In order to avenge Mughniyeh's death, Hezbollah attempted to blow up the Israeli Embassy in Azerbaijan, attack Israeli tourists in the Sinai, and abduct Israeli businessmen in Africa. (source)
- A man tried to abduct a 5-year-old boy Monday in Prince William County, said police, and officers were to spend Tuesday handing out flyers in the Bristow area where the incident took place. (source)
- Maybe the crazy boy she had been with had tried to abduct her and the car had somehow protected her, maybe even accidentally, when it got a whiff of his pheromones and knew that his intentions weren't good. (source)
- This week in Lahore, Pakistan, the legal charity Reprieve launched a lawsuit against the Pakistani government for helping the US military to abduct and imprison seven Pakistani nationals without trial or charge. (source)
- This week in Lahore, Pakistan, the legal charity Reprieve has launched a lawsuit against the Pakistani government for helping the US military to abduct and imprison seven Pakistani nationals without trial or charge. (source)
- After an offensive against LRA bases in the Congo, led by the Ugandan army with support from the United States, LRA groups have also moved to the Central African Republic, or CAR, where they continue to kill and abduct. (source)
- An international security company with clients and employees in Libya on Wednesday voiced concern over reports they received that orders had gone out to Gadhafi followers to abduct journalists and diplomatic staff working in the country. (source)
- And, as you've indicated, once they're separated from their families, from a-- from a family structure, they're -- they're really vulnerable to, you know, the influence of adults that offer things or simply, you know, just abduct them and take them. (source)
- I'm here to give a few tips about things to include and things you should never say even if your life depended on it and if you didn't include it that scary guy from Rush Hour (you know the one with the dyed blonde Sisqo hair?) will come and abduct you. (source)
- What I asked in my argument is to imagine that I say that I am free to kill you, to take your property away, to abduct you, to torture you, to imprison you or to do whatever I want to you and that I am the only one entitled to decide whether I do it or not. (source)
- The local part of a global rally, the event is orchestrated by a nonprofit called Invisible Children that's asking volunteers in 100 cities to "abduct" themselves, march to a public place and wait there until they are rescued by prominent state figures and media. (source)
- Days after the announcement, Mr. Gao's worried family still does not know where he is, or which prison he will be sent to, although friends and family conclude that being in a prison is better than "being disappeared," an increasingly common practice in which police simply abduct activists off the streets. (source)
- The Ganymede myth was a cornerstone of Greek pederast culture, especially on the island of Crete, where inhabitants performed a ritual described by the Greek historian Ephorus: men would ceremonially "abduct" young boys, taking them into the countryside for two months of feasting, hunting, and sexual intercourse. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 55.0, which suggests that "abduct" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 12 synonyms for abduct.
carry off, dognap, grab, kidnap, make off with, put the snatch on, remove, seize, shanghai, snatch, sneeze, spirit away
We have 4 antonyms for abduct.
give, give up, let go, release
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of abduct from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To carry off by force; kidnap.
- (verb-transitive) Physiology To draw away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part or limb.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To take away surreptitiously by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap.
- (verb-transitive) To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To lead away or carry off surreptitiously or by force; kidnap.
- (None) In physiology, to move or draw away (a limb) from the axis of the body, or (a digit) from the axis of the limb: opposed to adduct.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
- (verb) pull away from the body