Synonyms of detainee
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captiveA captive is someone who is captive.
• He described the difficulties of surviving for four months as a captive.
hostageA hostage is someone who has been captured by a person or organization and who may be killed or injured if people do not do what that person or organization demands.
• the man they were holding as a hostage
prisonerA prisoner is a person who has been captured by an enemy, for example in war.
• wartime hostages and concentration-camp prisoners
Thesaurus for detainee from the Collins English Thesaurus
A detainee is someone who is held prisoner by a government because of his or her political views or activities.