take captive


take captive
index apprehend (arrest), arrest (apprehend), capture, carry away, constrain (imprison), detain (hold in custody), hijack, immure

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  • Captive insurance — companies are insurance companies established with the specific objective of financing risks emanating from their parent group or groups but they sometimes also insure risks of the group s customers as well. Using a captive insurer is a risk… …   Wikipedia

  • captive — [kap′tiv] n. [L captivus < captus, pp. of capere, to take: see HAVE] 1. a person caught and held prisoner, as in war 2. a person who is captivated, as by beauty or love adj. 1. a) taken or held prisoner b) not able …   English World dictionary

  • Captive — Cap tive, n. [L. captivus, fr. capere to take: cf. F. captif. See {Caitiff}.] 1. A prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy, in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another. [1913 Webster] Then, when I am thy captive, talk… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Captive — Cap tive, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Captived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Captiving}.] To take prisoner; to capture. [1913 Webster] Their inhabitans slaughtered and captived. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • captive — (n.) late 14c., from L. captivus caught, taken prisoner, from captus, pp. of capere to take, hold, seize (see CAPABLE (Cf. capable)). Replaced O.E. hæftling, from hæft taken, seized. As an adj., from early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • captive — ► NOUN ▪ a person who has been taken prisoner or held in confinement. ► ADJECTIVE 1) imprisoned or confined. 2) having no freedom to choose an alternative. 3) (of a facility or service) controlled by and reserved for a particular organization.… …   English terms dictionary

  • captive — [[t]kæ̱ptɪv[/t]] captives 1) ADJ A captive person or animal is being kept imprisoned or enclosed. [LITERARY] Her heart had begun to pound inside her chest like a captive animal. Syn: prisoner N COUNT A captive is someone who is captive. He… …   English dictionary

  • Captive — Infobox VG| title = Captive developer = Mindscape publisher = Mindscape designer = Antony Crowther (design, graphics) Chris Crowther (music, testing) engine = released = 1990 genre = Computer role playing game modes = Single player ratings =… …   Wikipedia

  • captive — cap|tive1 [ˈkæptıv] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: captivus, from captus, past participle of capere to take ] 1.) kept in prison or in a place that you are not allowed to leave ▪ captive soldiers ▪ captive animals ▪ His son had been taken …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • captive — /kap tiv/, n. 1. a prisoner. 2. a person who is enslaved or dominated; slave: He is the captive of his own fears. adj. 3. made or held prisoner, esp. in war: captive troops. 4. kept in confinement or restraint: captive animals. 5. enslaved by… …   Universalium