Synonyms of arrest in English:

arrest


See definition of arrest

verb

1‘police arrested him for possession of marijuana’

SYNONYMS
apprehend, take into custody, seize, take in, take prisoner, detain, put in jail, throw in jail
informal pick up, run in, pull in, haul in, pinch, cop, bust, nab, nail, do, collar, feel someone's collar
British informal nick
ANTONYMS

release

2‘the spread of the disease can be arrested’

SYNONYMS
stop, halt, end, bring to a standstill, check, block, hinder, hamper, delay, hold up, hold back, restrict, limit, interrupt, prevent, obstruct, inhibit, impede, interfere with, thwart, balk, curb, put a brake on, slow, slow down, retard, nip in the bud
literary stay
ANTONYMS

start

3‘she put out a hand to arrest his attention’

SYNONYMS
attract, capture, catch, catch hold of, hold, grip, engage
absorb, occupy, rivet, engross, fascinate, mesmerize, hypnotize, spellbind, bewitch, captivate, entrance, enthral, enrapture

noun

1‘I have a warrant for your arrest’

SYNONYMS
detention, apprehension, seizure, capture, taking into custody

2‘he suffered a cardiac arrest’

SYNONYMS
stoppage, halt, interruption