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pidättää

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Finnish

(index pi)

Etymology

  • A factitive verb, derived from the verb pitää.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: pi·dät·tää
  • Rhymes: idättää
  • IPA: /'pidætːæː(ʔ)/

Verb

pidättää (stem pidät-*)

  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To hold back, restrain, hinder, curb; to suppress; to suspend.
    ~ virantoimituksesta = to suspend (from office).
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To delay, detain, slow down, hold up.
  3. (transitive) To withhold, deduct (advance taxes).
  4. (transitive) To reserve (a right).
    Kaikki oikeudet pidätetään.
    All rights reserved.
  5. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To arrest, book, lock up, apprehend, place under arrest, take into custody, put in detention, put under custody, detain (both in legal contexts and elsewhere).
  6. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To absorb.

Usage notes

  • In the sense "to arrest, book" pidättää and vangita can be used synonymously in general language, but in a legal context pidättää means "to arrest (for a limited time)", whereas vangita means "to arrest or detain (for a longer time)".

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Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: pi·dät·tää
  • Rhymes: idättää
  • IPA: /'pidætːæː/

Verb

pidättää

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of pidättää.

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