Definition of abduct verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

abduct

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//æbˈdʌkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//æbˈdʌkt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abduct
BrE BrE//æbˈdʌkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//æbˈdʌkt//
 
he / she / it abducts
BrE BrE//æbˈdʌkts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//æbˈdʌkts//
 
past simple abducted
BrE BrE//æbˈdʌktɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//æbˈdʌktɪd//
 
past participle abducted
BrE BrE//æbˈdʌktɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//æbˈdʌktɪd//
 
-ing form abducting
BrE BrE//æbˈdʌktɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//æbˈdʌktɪŋ//
 
Committing crime, Types of crime
 
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abduct somebody to take somebody away illegally, especially using force synonym kidnap He had attempted to abduct the two children. See related entries: Committing crime, Types of crime Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin abduct- ‘led away’, from the verb abducere, from ab- ‘away, from’ + ducere ‘to lead’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: abduct