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Synonyms for imprison
ɪmˈprɪz ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand(verb)

    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"

    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. imprison(verb)

    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"

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


  1. imprison(verb)

    To put in or as if in prison; confine.

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

  2. imprison(verb)

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imprison

    immure, incarcerate, shut up, confine

    free, liberate, open, set free

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imprison(v. a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    incarcerate, detain

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