The definition of abduct is to illegally take away a person by using force or coercion.(verb)
An example of abduct is to take a rich person’s child for ransom.
See abduct in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L abductus, pp. of abducere, to lead away < ab-, away + ducere, to lead: see duct
See abduct in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb ab·duct·ed, ab·duct·ing, ab·ducts
Origin: Latin abdūcere, abduct-
Origin: : ab-, away; see ab-1
Origin: + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.
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