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How to Pronounce detain?

Correct pronunciation for the word "detain" is [dɪtˈe͡ɪn], [dɪtˈe‍ɪn], [d_ɪ_t_ˈeɪ_n].

Definition of detain

  1. To keep back or from; to withhold; to delay; to hold in custody.

Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language By Nuttall, P.Austin

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What is the present tense of Detain?

  • The personal forms of the verb "detain" in present tense are:

  • - I detain

  • - You detain

  • - He/She/It detains

  • - We detain

  • - You detain

  • - They detain
  • What is the past tense of Detain?

  • The personal forms of the verb "detain" in past tense include:

  • - I detained

  • - You detained

  • - He detained

  • - She detained

  • - It detained

  • - We detained

  • - You detained

  • - They detained
  • What is the adjective for detain?

    The adjective form of the word "detain" is "detained". This word describes something or someone that is being held or kept in custody, often against their will.

    Usage over time for detain:

    This graph shows how "detain" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

    What is the plural form of detain?

    The plural form of the word "detain" is "detains"

    What is the singular form of detain?

    The singular form of the word "detain" is "detainer"

    Synonyms for Detain:


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