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Synonyms for incarcerate
ɪnˈkɑr səˌreɪt

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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, imprison, fall behind, put aside, shut away, cast out, chuck out, toss, throw away, gaol, fling, lock in, lock away, tuck in, lag, put away


  1. incarcerate(verb)

    jail, imprison

  2. incarcerate(verb)

    To lock away; to imprison, especially for breaking the law.

    imprison, jail

  3. incarcerate(verb)

    To confine.

    jail, imprison

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incarcerate

    immure, imprison

    liberate, release

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incarcerate(v. a.)

    IMPRISON, commit, put in prison

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    imprison, detain

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How to use incarcerate in a sentence?

  1. Joseph Cataldo:

    It's never in society's best interest to incarcerate for the content of their speech where there was not a specific statute that criminalizes such speech at the time it was made.

  2. Mark Kantrowitz:

    It is cheaper to educate than to incarcerate.

  3. Julian Castro:

    Let's be very clear, the reason that they're separating these little children from their families is that they're using Section 1325 of that act, which criminalizes coming across the border to incarcerate the parents and then separate them. Some of us on this stage have called to end that section, to terminate it. Some, like Congressman O'Rourke, have not. And I want to challenge all of the candidates to do that.

  4. Robert Boyd:

    If you don't invest in them now, you're just going to have to build more prisons, and that just seems like that's what the plan is. They won't educate you. But they'll incarcerate you in a minute.

  5. Attorney General Maura Healey:

    I speak as a member of law enforcement when I say we are not going to arrest or incarcerate our way out of this, this is a disease.

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