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abduct

ab·duct

abduct

 
pronunciation:
b duhkt
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Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: abducts, abducting, abducted
definition: to carry off or lead away by force; kidnap.
During the night, the king's enemies abducted his son, the young prince.
synonyms:
take
similar words:
hijack, kidnap, seize, snatch
Word Parts
The word abduct contains the following parts:
ab-, abs- Latin prefix that means from, away from
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Most words containing the prefix ab- , abs- are Latin loanwords, so the bases are Latin roots. ab- becomes abs- before bases beginning with "t," such as "tract."
duc, duct Latin root that means lead; draw along