Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb arrest

4 senses of arrest

Sense 1
collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop -- (take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals")
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals")

Sense 2
check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back -- (hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism")
       => defend -- (be on the defensive; act against an attack)

Sense 3
catch, arrest, get -- (attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter")
       => attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in -- (direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers")

Sense 4
halt, hold, arrest -- (cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses")
       => stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

Antonyms of adj arresting

1 sense of arresting

Sense 1
arresting, sensational, stunning -- (commanding attention; "an arresting drawing of people turning into animals"; "a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten"; "a stunning performance")

INDIRECT (VIA impressive) -> unimpressive -- (not capable of impressing)

Similarity of adj arresting

1 sense of arresting

Sense 1
arresting, sensational, stunning -- (commanding attention; "an arresting drawing of people turning into animals"; "a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten"; "a stunning performance")
       => impressive (vs. unimpressive) -- (making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony")

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