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Verb type: 1


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


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Present tense conjugation chart

Past tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart

Pluperfect tense conjugation chart

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".

Present tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart