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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
captive /'kæptiv/
  • tính từ
    • bị bắt giữ, bị giam cầm
      • to be in a captive state: trong tình trạng bị giam cầm
      • to hold captive: bắt giữ (ai)
  • danh từ
    • tù nhân, người bị bắt giữ
      • to be taken captive: bị bắt giữ
Concise Dictionary
+a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
+an animal that is confined
+a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion
+in captivity
+giving or marked by complete attention to

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 prisoner, convict, hostage, detainee, internee; slave, bondman or bondsman, bondservant:
The captives were kept in a wretched hole.
2 imprisoned, incarcerated, confined, caged, locked up, under lock and key:
Captive animals lose their free spirit.
Advanced English Dictionary
adjective, noun
+ adjective
1 kept as a prisoner or in an enclosed space; unable to escape: captive animals + They were taken captive by masked gunmen. + captive breeding (= the catching and breeding of wild animals)
2 [only before noun] not free to leave a particular place or to choose what you want do to: A salesman loves to have a captive audience (= listening because they have no choice).
+ noun
a person who is kept as a prisoner, especially in a war: Talks have persuaded the terrorists to set the captives free.
Collocation Dictionary


free, release
The terrorists will only release their captives if they get what they want.



be | take sb
He was taken captive on the border.
| hold sb, keep sb
She was held captive in a castle.

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