What does abduct mean?

Definitions for abduct
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatch(verb)

    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

    "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"

  2. abduct(verb)

    pull away from the body

    "this muscle abducts"

Wiktionary

  1. abduct(Verb)

    To take away by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1834.

  2. abduct(Verb)

    To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position; to move similar parts apart.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1834.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abduct(verb)

    to take away surreptitiously by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap

    Etymology: [L. abductus, p. p. of abducere. See Abduce.]

  2. Abduct(verb)

    to draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position

    Etymology: [L. abductus, p. p. of abducere. See Abduce.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abduct

    ab-dukt′, v.t. to take away by fraud or violence.—ns. Abduc′tion, the carrying away, esp. of a person by fraud or force; Abduc′tor, one guilty of abduction: a muscle that draws away. [L. abducĕre. See Abduce.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abduct in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abduct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of abduct in a Sentence

  1. Rick Rahn:

    I can't really speak to you about the motive, i can just tell you it seems that Bahena Rivera followed her and seemed to be drawn to her on that particular day and for whatever reason, Bahena Rivera chose to abduct her.

  2. Lam Paul Gabriel:

    NGOs (non-governmental organizations) are always there working and helping the communities ... why would we abduct or arrest them?

  3. Rick Rahn:

    I can't really speak to you about the motive, i can just tell you it seems that he followed Mollie Tibbetts and seemed to be drawn to Mollie Tibbetts on that particular day and for whatever reason he chose to abduct Mollie Tibbetts.

  4. Chris Patten:

    People have known exactly why there shouldn't be an extradition agreement with China for years, the argument that it's better to have an extradition treaty than to abduct people illegally from Hong Kong -- are people really supposed to believe that ?

  5. Rick Rahn:

    I can't really speak to you about the motive, i can just tell you it seems that Mollie Tibbetts followed her and seemed to be drawn to her on that particular day and for whatever reason Mollie Tibbetts chose to abduct her.

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