pidättää

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Finnish[edit]

(index pi)

Etymology[edit]

  • A factitive verb, derived from the verb pitää.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pi‧dät‧tää
  • Rhymes: idättää
  • IPA(key): /ˈpidætːæː(ʔ)/

Verb[edit]

pidättää

  1. (transitive, + accusative) to hold back, restrain, hinder, curb; to suppress; to suspend
    ~ virantoimituksesta to suspend (from office)
  2. (transitive, + partitive) to delay, detain, slow down, hold up
    ~ hengitystään to hold one's breath
  3. (transitive, + accusative) to withhold, deduct (advance taxes)
  4. (transitive, + accusative) to reserve (a right)
    Kaikki oikeudet pidätetään.
    All rights reserved.
  5. (transitive, law, + accusative) to arrest, detain, apprehend, place under arrest, take into custody, put in detention, put under custody (both in legal contexts and elsewhere)
  6. (physics, + partitive) to absorb

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the sense "to arrest, detain etc." pidättää and vangita may sometimes be confused and used incorrectly synonymously in general language. However, in the actual legal context pidättää means "to arrest" (to take into custody for the first time if the subject is suspected of a crime), whereas vangita comes next and means "to (provisionally) imprison (for the time when the criminal investigation is conducted and the court has made a decision in the case)".

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pidättää

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