Synonyms of captive in English:

captive


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See Spanish definition of cautivo

noun

1‘the policeman put handcuffs on the captive’

SYNONYMS
prisoner, convict, detainee, inmate
prisoner of war, POW, internee, hostage
slave, bondsman
informal jailbird, con
British informal lag, old lag
North American informal yardbird

adjective

1‘she was against keeping wild animals captive’

SYNONYMS
confined, caged, incarcerated, locked up, penned up
chained, shackled, fettered, ensnared
restrained, under restraint, restricted, secure
jailed, imprisoned, in prison, interned, detained, in captivity, under lock and key, behind bars, in bondage, taken prisoner
captured
ANTONYMS

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