held captive/in captivity

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which one is correct.

The kidnappers held the guys captive/in captivity.

Context? If someone is abducted by some terrorist groups. Then in that case they are held captive or in captivity.

I know zoo animals are kept in captivity. Sometimes dog are also kept in pound.

Which word should I use, If someone is held a hostage.

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