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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)

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

  2. imprison(verb)

    To put in or as if in prison; confine.

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. bang-up

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imprison(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imprison(v)

    incarcerate, immure

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    incarcerate, detain

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How to use imprison in a sentence?

  1. Sigmar Gabriel:

    Why should German taxpayers pay to imprison foreign criminals, the threat of having to spend time behind bars in their home country is far more of a deterrent than a prison sentence in Germany.

  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. Anthon St Maarten:

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

  4. Greg Hampikian:

    Fifteen minutes of flawed DNA forensic testimony took almost 18 years to correct in this case, my hope is that labs and lawyers will take notice, and re-examine these complex DNA mixture cases that can mistakenly imprison the innocent.

  5. The Human Rights Foundation:

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

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