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

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  1. confineverb

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

    limit, border, bound

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

    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

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

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  1. confine

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttleverb

    place limits on (extent or access)

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

    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

    unloosen, liberate, unloose, free, release, loose

  2. limit, circumscribe, confineverb

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

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

    unloose, free, release, loose, unloosen, liberate

  3. confineverb

    prevent from leaving or from being removed

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

    loose, release, unloosen, unloose, free, liberate

  4. enclose, hold in, confineverb

    close in; darkness enclosed him"

    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

    liberate, unloose, unloosen, loose, free, release

  5. confine, detainverb

    deprive of freedom; take into confinement

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

    release, free, unloose, loose, unloosen, liberate

  6. restrain, confine, holdverb

    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"

    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

    release, loose, liberate, free, unloose, unloosen

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. confinenoun

    boundary, border, limit, frontier

  2. confineverb

    restrain, shut up, shut in

  3. confineverb

    imprison, immure, incarcerate

  4. confineverb

    limit, circumscribe, bound, restrict

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. confinenoun

    boundary, border, frontier, limit

  2. confineverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "confine":

    limit, restrict, circumscribe

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  1. Erez Vigodman:

    That is driving the space. It means we can't confine our business model to finding a new chemical entity, we need branded and generic drugs, medical devices and diagnostic capabilities.

  2. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison:

    What we're doing is closing down gatherings in pubs and clubs and things of that nature, we're not putting in place lockdowns that would confine people to their home.

  3. Mark Twain:

    I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.

  4. David Howman:

    I don't confine my comments to the NCAA within the United States. I would say internationally that's an area where there needs to be much more done because there are young athletes who are tempted to cheat in order to try to get the professional contracts, i don't think you can even say that there's such a thing as an amateur athlete these days except within the college system in this country.

  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
  • граници, предел, ограничавамBulgarian
  • omezovat, poutat, tísnitCzech
  • beschränkenGerman
  • περιορισμός, περιορίζωGreek
  • confín, raya, confinarSpanish
  • rajata, rajoittaa, rajaFinnish
  • limite, confinerFrench
  • korlátozHungarian
  • 限るJapanese
  • v.감금하다 n.감금Korean
  • whakatina, whakatikiMāori
  • beperken, limiet, inperken, begrenzenDutch
  • confim, confinarPortuguese
  • ограничить, лимит, граница, ограничивать, пределRussian
  • ngujojAlbanian
  • inskränka, begränsaSwedish
  • నిర్బంధించు, పరిమితము చేయు, పరిమితముTelugu
  • محدودUrdu

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