Meaning of “Stockholm syndrome” in the English Dictionary

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"Stockholm syndrome" in British English

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Stockholm syndromenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈstɒk.həʊm ˌsɪn.drəʊm/ us /ˈstɑːk.hoʊm ˌsɪn.droʊm/

the situation when a person who has been taken prisoner starts to like or trust the person or people who have taken them:

In hostage-taking situations, it is not uncommon for Stockholm syndrome to develop.

(Definition of “Stockholm syndrome” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)