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Synonyms for imprison
ɪmˈprɪz ənim·prison

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Wiktionary

  1. imprisonverb

    Synonyms:
    gaol, lock up, jail, bang up, put away, sent to the Tower

  2. imprisonverb

    To put in or as if in prison; confine.

    Synonyms:
    jail, sent to the Tower, gaol, put away, lock up, bang up

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imprison

    Synonyms:
    immure, incarcerate, shut up, confine

    Antonyms:
    free, liberate, open, set free

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remandverb

    lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

    "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"

    Synonyms:
    throw out, toss out, discard, put to sleep, immure, jug, tuck away, jail, toss away, lock, cast away, remand, lock up, remit, shut up, send back, cast aside, put behind bars, fall back, dawdle, dispose, fall behind, put aside, shut away, cast out, chuck out, toss, throw away, gaol, fling, lock in, lock away, tuck in, lag, put away, incarcerate

  2. imprisonverb

    confine as if in a prison

    "His daughters are virtually imprisoned in their own house; he does not let them go out without a chaperone"

    Synonyms:
    jug, incarcerate, put behind bars, jail, immure, put away, lag, remand, gaol

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Editors Contribution

  1. bang-up

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imprisonverb

    Synonyms:
    incarcerate, immure, impound, confine, commit, shut up

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imprisonverb

    Synonyms:
    incarcerate, immure

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "imprison":

    incarcerate, detain

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How to use imprison in a sentence?

  1. The Human Rights Foundation:

    Dos Santos has made it his policy to harass, imprison, or kill politicians, journalists, and activists who protest his rule.

  2. Osiris Luna:

    We have taken the decision to mix and imprison in each of the cells the different groups of the criminal gangs that are causing so much damage to the country, the government will not bow down to any terrorist structure. This state is going to enforce the law and make it respected.

  3. President Nicolas Maduro:

    If the managers are committing sabotage, here's the head of Sebin (Venezuela's intelligence service) and he'll put them in prison right away, enough of the bourgeoisie. Imprison them.

  4. Edward B. Wagner:

    Stop wasting jail space on prostitutes, drug users and other victimless criminals. Even if we find it morally acceptable to imprison these people for choices they make regarding their bodies, we must realize that we simply cannot afford to continue clogging the court system and the prison system with these harmless criminals.

  5. Anthon St Maarten:

    Nobody has the power to imprison your mind, dictate your emotions, or enslave your soul - unless you let them.


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