Thesaurus

arrests

verb
present tense third-person singular of arrest

Synonyms & Antonyms of arrests

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to take or keep under one's control by authority of law
  • the inept robber was promptly arrested by the off-duty policeman he had tried to hold up

Synonyms for arrests

Words Related to arrests

Near Antonyms for arrests

Antonyms for arrests

3 to hold the attention of as if by a spell
  • the sight of the daredevil walking a tightrope between high-rises arrested area pedestrians and motorists alike

Synonyms for arrests

Words Related to arrests

arrests

noun
plural of arrest

Synonyms & Antonyms of arrests (Entry 2 of 2)

1 the act of taking into one's control by authority of law
  • there have been only two arrests for driving while intoxicated in the county in the last six months

Synonyms for arrests

Words Related to arrests

Near Antonyms for arrests

Antonyms for arrests

2 the stopping of a process or activity
  • "hemostasis" is the technical term for arrest of bleeding

Synonyms for arrests

Words Related to arrests

Near Antonyms for arrests

Antonyms for arrests

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about arrests

Cite this Entry

“Arrests.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/arrests. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on arrests

Nglish: Translation of arrests for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of arrests for Arabic Speakers

Comments on arrests

What made you want to look up arrests? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!