To remain in a state or condition; stay:
To stop; check:
To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To keep oneself in a particular state.
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
To restrict, limit, or confine in any way
To hinder, entrap, or entangle.
To cause to move or proceed slowly; delay or impede.
To be or get in the way of (a bullet or other missile); be killed or wounded by.
Free means to release or let go.
To set free from confinement or bondage:
(Chem.) To free from combination in a compound
To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired
To fail to keep up with (another):
To shut up within or as within walls; imprison, confine, or seclude
To intern is defined as to detain and keep someone or something from moving.
Jail is defined as to put someone into a place that they can't get out of.
To equip (a canal, etc.) with a lock or locks
To contribute to the effectiveness or improvement of (something); improve or advance:
To regulate (a mechanism) for a given speed or length of operation
(Informal, Dial.) To take legal action (against)
To fasten or secure with stays.
Find another word for detain. In this page you can discover 42 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for detain, like: hold back, keep, confine, stall, inhibit, arrest, delay, restrain, check, hinder and hold.