Arrest vs Attractive - What's the difference?
As a noun arrest
is arrest, confinement, detention.
As an adjective attractive is
causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A check, stop, an act or instance of something.
The condition of being stopped, standstill.
(legal) The act of arresting a criminal, suspect etc.
A confinement, detention, as after an arrest.
A device to physically arrest motion.
(nautical) The judicial detention of a ship to secure a financial claim against its operators.
(obsolete) Any seizure by power, physical or otherwise.
* Jeremy Taylor
(farriery) A scurfiness of the back part of the hind leg of a horse.
- The sad stories of fire from heaven, the burning of his sheep, etc., were sad arrests to his troubled spirit.
* arrest warrant
* cardiac arrest
* house arrest
(obsolete) To stop the motion of (a person or animal).
(obsolete) To stay, remain.
- Nor could her virtues the relentless hand / Of Death arrest .
To stop (a process, course etc.).
* 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 707:
* 1997 : Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault , page 69 (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865)
- To try to arrest the spiral of violence, I contacted Chief Buthelezi to arrange a meeting.
To seize (someone) with the authority of the law; to take into legal custody.
- Knowledge replaced universal resemblance with finite differences. History was arrested and turned into tables …Western reason had entered the age of judgement.
- The police have arrested a suspect in the murder inquiry.
To catch the attention of.
* 1919 : :
- I arrest thee of high treason.
- There is something about this picture—something bold and vigorous, which arrests the attention. I feel sure it would be highly popular.
* arrester, arrestor
Causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.
Having the power of charming or alluring by agreeable qualities; enticing.
Pleasing or appealing to the senses.
- That's a very attractive offer.
- He is an attractive fellow with a trim figure.
* (causing attraction) magnetic
* (having the power of charming) desirable
* (pleasing or appealing to the senses) pretty, beautiful
* (having the power of charming) repulsive, ugly
* (pleasing or appealing to the senses) repulsive, ugly