detain

Release vs Detain - What's the difference?

release | detain |


In lang=en terms the difference between release and detain

is that release is to lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back while detain is to keep back or from; to withhold.

As verbs the difference between release and detain

is that release is to let go (of); to cease to hold or contain or release can be to lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back while detain is keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.

As a noun release

is the event of setting (someone or something) free (eg hostages, slaves, prisoners, caged animals, hooked or stuck mechanisms).

Detain vs Obtain - What's the difference?

detain | obtain |


In lang=en terms the difference between detain and obtain

is that detain is to keep back or from; to withhold while obtain is to exist or be the case; to hold true, be in force.

As verbs the difference between detain and obtain

is that detain is keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention while obtain is to get hold of; to gain possession of, to procure; to acquire, in any way.

Detain vs Maintain - What's the difference?

detain | maintain |


As verbs the difference between detain and maintain

is that detain is keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention while maintain is (obsolete|transitive) to support (someone), to back up or assist (someone) in an action.

Intercept vs Detain - What's the difference?

intercept | detain |


In lang=en terms the difference between intercept and detain

is that intercept is to stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion) while detain is to keep back or from; to withhold.

As verbs the difference between intercept and detain

is that intercept is to stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion) while detain is keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.

As a noun intercept

is an interception of a radio broadcast or a telephone call.

Strand vs Detain - What's the difference?

strand | detain |


As a noun strand

is .

As a verb detain is

keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.

Detain vs Held - What's the difference?

detain | held |


As a verb detain

is keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.

As a noun held is

hero.

Detain vs Lock - What's the difference?

detain | lock |


As a verb detain

is keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.

As a proper noun lock is

.

Detain vs Restrict - What's the difference?

detain | restrict |


As verbs the difference between detain and restrict

is that detain is keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention while restrict is to restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet.

As an adjective restrict is

(obsolete) restricted.

Detain vs Detent - What's the difference?

detain | detent |


As verbs the difference between detain and detent

is that detain is keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention while detent is the action of creating a detent mechanism to lock or unlock movement.

As a noun detent is

that which locks or unlocks a movement; a catch, pawl, or dog; especially, in clockwork, the catch which locks and unlocks the wheelwork in striking.

Detain vs Captive - What's the difference?

detain | captive |


As verbs the difference between detain and captive

is that detain is keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention while captive is .

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