Synonyms of 'hostage'
captiveDictionary, prisoner, pledge
the man they were holding as a hostage
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A captive is someone who is captive.
He described the difficulties of surviving for four months as a captive.
Thesaurus for hostage from the Collins English Thesaurus
A 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 .