What are some alternative words for confine?

Synonyms for confine
kənˈfaɪn for 1, 2, 5, 6 ; ˈkɒn faɪn for 3, 4

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term confine.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle(verb)

    place limits on (extent or access)

    "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

    Synonyms:
    spring, strangle, snare, intimidate, rebound, qualify, ricochet, choke, throttle, circumscribe, hold back, fix, trammel, entrap, take a hop, hold in, determine, encumber, define, specify, border, strangulate, keep, reverberate, recoil, cumber, curb, constrain, hold, ensnare, bounce, leap, restrain, restrict, jump, bound, curtail, detain, trap, resile, limit, keep back, cut back, set, enclose

    Antonyms:
    unloosen, liberate, unloose, free, release, loose

  2. limit, circumscribe, confine(verb)

    restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

    Synonyms:
    restrict, detain, hold in, trammel, circumscribe, set, restrain, bound, throttle, hold, determine, define, specify, enclose, fix, limit

    Antonyms:
    unloose, free, release, loose, unloosen, liberate

  3. confine(verb)

    prevent from leaving or from being removed

    Synonyms:
    restrict, hold, bound, restrain, circumscribe, throttle, hold in, limit, trammel, enclose, detain

    Antonyms:
    loose, release, unloosen, unloose, free, liberate

  4. enclose, hold in, confine(verb)

    close in; darkness enclosed him"

    Synonyms:
    curb, wrap, hold in, enwrap, trammel, restrain, hold back, control, bound, moderate, enfold, stick in, put in, hold, restrict, check, conceal, insert, circumscribe, enclose, shut in, limit, envelop, detain, introduce, inclose, close in, throttle, contain

    Antonyms:
    liberate, unloose, unloosen, loose, free, release

  5. confine, detain(verb)

    deprive of freedom; take into confinement

    Synonyms:
    restrict, hold, bound, restrain, circumscribe, stay, throttle, hold in, hold up, delay, limit, trammel, enclose, detain

    Antonyms:
    release, free, unloose, loose, unloosen, liberate

  6. restrain, confine, hold(verb)

    to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

    "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, support, intimidate, retain, hold in, throttle, circumscribe, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, restrict, deem, hold up, arrest, guard, take, have, concord, trammel, check, make, take for, go for, encumber, throw, defy, control, harbor, halt, keep, obligate, cumber, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, constrain, curb, hold, moderate, bind, have got, restrain, declare, withstand, view as, bound, detain, contain, concur, maintain, limit, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, obtain, enclose, agree, bear

    Antonyms:
    release, loose, liberate, free, unloose, unloosen

Wiktionary

  1. confine(verb)

    To restrict; to keep within bounds; to shut or keep in a limited space or area

    Synonyms:
    limit, border, bound

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confine

    To restrain is to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force. Constrain is positive; restrain is negative; one is constrained to an action; he is restrained from an action. Constrain refers almost exclusively to moral force, restrain frequently to physical force, as when we speak of putting one under restraint. To restrain an action is to hold it partially or wholly in check, so that it is under pressure even while it acts; to restrict an action is to fix a limit or boundary which it may not pass, but within which it is free. To repress, literally to press back, is to hold in check, and perhaps only temporarily, that which is still very active; it is a feebler word than restrain; to suppress is finally and effectually to put down; suppress is a much stronger word than restrain; as, to suppress a rebellion. Compare ARREST; BIND; KEEP.

    Synonyms:
    abridge, bridle, check, circumscribe, constrain, curb, hinder, hold, hold back, hold in, keep, keep back, keep down, keep in, keep under, repress, restrain, restrict, suppress, withhold

    Antonyms:
    aid, animate, arouse, emancipate, encourage, excite, free, impel, incite, let loose, release, set free

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confine

    Synonyms:
    immure, limit, bound, imprison, circumscribe, restrict, enclose, narrow, incarcerate, bind

    Antonyms:
    dilate, expand, extend, widen, unfasten, liberate, loosen, disenclose

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confine(n.)

    Synonyms:
    boundary, border, limit, frontier

  2. confine(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    restrain, shut up, shut in

  3. confine(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    imprison, immure, incarcerate

  4. confine(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    limit, circumscribe, bound, restrict

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. confine(n)

    Synonyms:
    boundary, border, frontier, limit

  2. confine(v)

    Synonyms:
    restrain, restrict, limit, circumscribe, pinion, inclose, bound, immure, imprison, incarcerate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    limit, restrict, circumscribe

How to pronounce confine?

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How to use confine in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Hawking:

    To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.

  2. Franklin Pierce:

    If the Federal Government will confine itself to the exercise of powers clearly granted by the Constitution , it can hardly happen that its action upon any question should endanger the institutions of the States or interfere with their right to manage matters strictly domestic according to the will of their own people.

  3. Mike Barratt:

    When you confine people and put them in a stressed environment you see immune changes.

  4. Yudhvir Singh Malik:

    I have told states to not confine only to Maggi, but extend to other manufacturers of noodles, why should we isolate Nestle? It's not a question of targeting.

  5. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Oh God, how do the world and heavens confine themselves, when our hearts tremble in their own barriers!


Translations for confine

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  • حجزArabic
  • предел, ограничавам, границиBulgarian
  • poutat, omezovat, tísnitCzech
  • beschränkenGerman
  • περιορίζω, περιορισμόςGreek
  • raya, confín, confinarSpanish
  • rajata, rajoittaa, rajaFinnish
  • confiner, limiteFrench
  • korlátozHungarian
  • 限るJapanese
  • v.감금하다 n.감금Korean
  • whakatina, whakatikiMāori
  • inperken, beperken, begrenzen, limietDutch
  • confinar, confimPortuguese
  • предел, ограничивать, граница, ограничить, лимитRussian
  • ngujojAlbanian
  • begränsa, inskränkaSwedish
  • పరిమితము, పరిమితము చేయు, నిర్బంధించుTelugu
  • محدودUrdu

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