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Definition 1: a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for captive in the sense of this definition

(captive is a kind of ...) a person who suffers misfortune

(... is a kind of captive ) a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

(... is a kind of captive ) some held in custody

(... is a kind of captive ) a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms

(... is a kind of captive ) a person who is interned

"the internees were enemy aliens and suspected terrorists"

(... is a kind of captive ) someone who is imprisoned because of their political views

(... is a kind of captive ) a person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war

Definition 2: an animal that is confined - [noun denoting person]

(captive is a kind of ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Definition 3: a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion - [noun denoting person]

(captive is a kind of ...) a person subject to strong states of emotion

Definition 4: giving or marked by complete attention to - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where captive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that engrossed look or rapt delight
  • enwrapped in dreams
  • so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred
  • rapt with wonder
  • wrapped in thought

Synonyms for captive in the sense of this definition

(captive is similar to ...) (often followed by `to') giving care or attention

"attentive to details" "the nurse was attentive to her patient" "an attentive suitor"

Definition 5: being in captivity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for captive in the sense of this definition

(captive is similar to ...) hampered and not free; not able to act at will

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