Abduct Definition

abducted, abducting, abducts
abducted, abducting, abducts
To carry off by force; kidnap.
American Heritage
To take (a person) away unlawfully and by force or fraud; kidnap.
Webster's New World
To pull (a part of the body) away from the median axis: said of a muscle.
Webster's New World
To draw away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part or limb.
American Heritage Medicine
To carry or lead a person away from where he wants to be or wants to go by use of force, threats, or deception.
Webster's New World Law

Origin of Abduct

  • Latin abdūcere abduct- ab- away ab–1 dūcere to lead deuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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