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I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied.
Julia Margaret Cameron

Meaning of "arrest" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ARREST

From Old French arester, from Vulgar Latin arrestāre (unattested), from Latin ad at, to + restāre to stand firm, stop.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ARREST

arrest  [əˈrɛst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ARREST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Arrest is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb arrest in English.

WHAT DOES ARREST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

arrest

Arrest

An arrest is the act of depriving a person of his or her liberty usually in relation to the purported investigation or prevention of crime and presenting to a procedure as part of the criminal justice system. The term is Anglo-Norman in origin and is related to the French word arrêt, meaning "stop". Arrest, when used in its ordinary and natural sense, means the apprehension of a person or the deprivation of a person's liberty. The question whether the person is under arrest or not depends not on the legality of the arrest, but on whether the person has been deprived of personal liberty of movement. When used in the legal sense in the procedure connected with criminal offences, an arrest consists in the taking into custody of another person under authority empowered by law, to be held or detained to answer a criminal charge or to prevent the commission of a criminal or further offence.

Definition of arrest in the English dictionary

The first definition of arrest in the dictionary is to deprive of liberty by taking him into custody, esp under lawful authority. Other definition of arrest is to seize under lawful authority. Arrest is also to slow or stop the development or progress of.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ARREST

PRESENT

Present
I arrest
you arrest
he/she/it arrests
we arrest
you arrest
they arrest
Present continuous
I am arresting
you are arresting
he/she/it is arresting
we are arresting
you are arresting
they are arresting
Present perfect
I have arrested
you have arrested
he/she/it has arrested
we have arrested
you have arrested
they have arrested
Present perfect continuous
I have been arresting
you have been arresting
he/she/it has been arresting
we have been arresting
you have been arresting
they have been arresting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I arrested
you arrested
he/she/it arrested
we arrested
you arrested
they arrested
Past continuous
I was arresting
you were arresting
he/she/it was arresting
we were arresting
you were arresting
they were arresting
Past perfect
I had arrested
you had arrested
he/she/it had arrested
we had arrested
you had arrested
they had arrested
Past perfect continuous
I had been arresting
you had been arresting
he/she/it had been arresting
we had been arresting
you had been arresting
they had been arresting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will arrest
you will arrest
he/she/it will arrest
we will arrest
you will arrest
they will arrest
Future continuous
I will be arresting
you will be arresting
he/she/it will be arresting
we will be arresting
you will be arresting
they will be arresting
Future perfect
I will have arrested
you will have arrested
he/she/it will have arrested
we will have arrested
you will have arrested
they will have arrested
Future perfect continuous
I will have been arresting
you will have been arresting
he/she/it will have been arresting
we will have been arresting
you will have been arresting
they will have been arresting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would arrest
you would arrest
he/she/it would arrest
we would arrest
you would arrest
they would arrest
Conditional continuous
I would be arresting
you would be arresting
he/she/it would be arresting
we would be arresting
you would be arresting
they would be arresting
Conditional perfect
I would have arrest
you would have arrest
he/she/it would have arrest
we would have arrest
you would have arrest
they would have arrest
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been arresting
you would have been arresting
he/she/it would have been arresting
we would have been arresting
you would have been arresting
they would have been arresting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you arrest
we let´s arrest
you arrest
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to arrest
Past participle
arrested
Present Participle
arresting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ARREST


armrest
ˈɑːmˌrɛst
breast
brɛst
Brest
brɛst
Bucharest
ˌbuːkəˈrɛst
compressed
kəmˈprɛst
crest
krɛst
depressed
dɪˈprɛst
distressed
dɪˈstrɛst
dressed
drɛst
impressed
ɪmˈprɛst
outwrest
ˌaʊtˈrɛst
overwrest
ˌəʊvəˈrɛst
postarrest
ˌpəʊstəˈrɛst
prest
prɛst
rearrest
ˌriːəˈrɛst
rest
rɛst
stressed
strɛst
undressed
ʌnˈdrɛst
unrest
ʌnˈrɛst
uprest
ʌpˈrɛst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ARREST

arrear
arrearage
arrears
arrect
arreede
arrest judgment
arrest of judgment
arrest warrant
arrestable
arrestant
arrestation
arrested development
arrestee
arrester
arresting
arresting officer
arrestingly
arrestive
arrestment
arrestor

WORDS THAT END LIKE ARREST

at rest
backrest
Black Forest
cardiac arrest
citizen´s arrest
come to rest
dearest
Everest
forest
Forrest
headrest
hillcrest
house arrest
human interest
interest
lay to rest
rainforest
respiratory arrest
the rest
wrongful arrest

Synonyms and antonyms of arrest in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ARREST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «arrest» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of arrest

Translation of «arrest» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ARREST

Find out the translation of arrest to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of arrest from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «arrest» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

逮捕
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

arresto
570 millions of speakers

English

arrest
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गिरफ्तारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اِعْتِقال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

задержание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

captura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গ্রেফতার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

arrestation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penangkapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verhaftung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

逮捕
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

체포
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Penahanan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự bắt giữ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கைது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अटक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tutuklamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

arresto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

aresztowanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

арешт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

arestare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σύλληψη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hegtenis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gripande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

arrestasjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of arrest

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ARREST»

The term «arrest» is very widely used and occupies the 8.406 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ARREST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «arrest» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «arrest» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about arrest

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10 QUOTES WITH «ARREST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word arrest.
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Joe Arpaio
I would have liked to see where we would have the authority to arrest illegal aliens just by being here illegally and book them into our jails, but that's not going to happen.
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John Blair
Initially charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest I was held for 36 hours, was beaten by cops and made to stand spread eagled against the cell wall for 12 hours with no food or water, until I collapsed. Everyone was strip searched on the way in.
3
Constantin Brancusi
When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit.
4
Warren E. Burger
A far greater factor than abolishing poverty is the deterrent effect of swift and certain consequences: swift arrest, prompt trial, certain penalty and - at some point - finality of judgment.
5
Julia Margaret Cameron
I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied.
6
Vint Cerf
Several authoritarian regimes reportedly propose to ban anonymity from the web, making it easier to find and arrest dissidents. At Google, we see and feel the dangers of the government-led net crackdown. We operate in about 150 countries around the globe.
7
Jesus Christ
My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.
8
Juan Cole
Take the decision in early March to arrest Muqtada al-Sadr. It was made apparently without knowledge or understanding of the nature of his movement or how widespread it is.
9
Klaus Fuchs
I was lucky because on the morning after the burning of the Reichstag I left my home very early to catch a train to Berlin for the conference of our student organization and that is the only reason why I escaped arrest.
10
Philip Gibbs
A friend in the War Office warned me that I was in Kitchener's black books, and that orders had been given for my arrest next time I appeared in France.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ARREST»

Discover the use of arrest in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to arrest and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Arrest-Proof Yourself: An Ex-Cop Reveals How Easy It Is for ...
This essential how not to guide explains how to act and what to say in the presence of police to minimize the chances of being arrested and to avoid add-on charges--which can often lead to permanent disqualification from jobs, financing, ...
Dale C. Carson, Wes Denham, 2007
2
Cardiac Arrest: The Science and Practice of Resuscitation ...
This volume is essential reading for all those working in the hospital environments of emergency medicine, critical care, cardiology and anesthesia, as well as those providing care in the pre-hospital setting, including paramedics and other ...
Norman A. Paradis, Henry R. Halperin, Karl B. Kern, 2007
3
Busted: Mugshots and Arrest Records of the Famous and Infamous
Looks at the circumstances surrounding the arrests of five hundred celebrities and other notorious figures over the past 150 years.
Thomas J. Craughwell, 2011
4
House Arrest: Book Two in the Murder House Trilogy
ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: To stay undercover on the Deprivation House reality show and discover who's behind the continued "accidents" before someone else turns up dead.
Franklin W. Dixon, 2008
5
House Arrest
Performing research for a travel guide in the Caribbean, Maggie Conover is arrested in connection with the disappearance of her friend, the daughter of the island's revolutionary leader and despot
Mary Morris, 1997
6
House Arrest: A Search for American Character in and Around ...
...unfolds with crackling comic propulsion and a screwball sweetness as unexpected as it is welcome...thoroughly impressive... --LA Times.
Anna Deavere Smith, 2003
7
Arrest and Movement: An Essay on Space and Time in the ...
"Arrest and Movement" is the only book to analyze pre-Greek art in terms of issues such as space and narrative.
Henriette Antonia Groenewegen-Frankfort, 1951
8
Crack Arrest Concepts for Failure Prevention and Life Extension
The proceedings of a seminar held at TWI in September, 1995, focusing on crack arrest philosophy which aknowledges that a brittle crack is arrested when it emerges from the critical region.
C. S. Wiesner, 1996
9
False arrest: the Joyce Lukezic story
Describes the ordeal of a Phoenix, Arizona housewife who was arrested, tried and convicted, and jailed for a double murder of which she was innocent, and finally freed only after being acquited at her third trial
Joyce Lukezic, Ted Schwarz, 1990
10
Arrest the Music!: Fela and His Rebel Art and Politics
A bold, energetic, and lively musical biography on one of Africa's most popular and controversial stars, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti--the flamboyant originator of the "Afrobeat" sound and self-proclaimed voice of the voiceless.
Tejumola Olaniyan, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ARREST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term arrest is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Arrest made in fatal stabbing of American U. grad at DC Metro
District police on Monday arrested a man in the Independence Day stabbing death of a passenger who was robbed aboard a Metro train, ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
2
Police in Pisa arrest Moroccan accused of using Internet to incite …
ROME — Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man near Pisa for allegedly using Facebook and other social media to incite Muslims to use ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Nelson Hart sentenced to house arrest for threatening jail guard in …
Nelson Hart will serve 30 days of house arrest and one year of probation for an incident at Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's on Jan. «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
4
Italian police arrest Moroccan in anti-extremism sweep
Italian state police release video of the arrest of a Moroccan man suspected of promoting Islamic militancy. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). «Reuters, Jul 15»
5
NYPD destroyed evidence that summoned up to 850k people to …
Andrew Benjamin, referred to an officer only making one arrest in 50 ... that officers were making too many arrest without enough evidence. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
Arrest made in murder of Churchton man
Joseph Gibbons. LOTHIAN, Md. —Anne Arundel County police have made an arrest in last week's murder of a Churchton man. Body found in ... «WBAL Baltimore, Jul 15»
7
High-speed chase through Schuylkill County ends in arrest
Pennsylvania State Police in Schuylkill Haven arrested a man they say led them on a chase through several municipalities. Police say the ... «WFMZ Allentown, Jul 15»
8
What's holding back the arrest warrant for ex-Rep. Plaza?
IT SEEMS like the state prosecutors were bothered that the arrest warrant is yet to be issued against former Agusan Del Sur Representative ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
9
On eve of nuclear deal: Jordan reveals arrest of Iranian operative …
The arrest was made public a few hours before the suspect was to appear before the State Security Court, a military courthouse located in ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
10
Franklin Police Department daily arrest report
The arrest stems from officers responding to an animal complaint on June 20, 2015. Upon arrival, officers observed two (2) dogs at the residence of Alexander ... «KATC Lafayette News, Jul 15»

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