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Synonyms for prison
ˈprɪz ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prison, prison house(noun)

    a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment

    prison house

  2. prison, prison house(noun)

    a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement

    prison house


  1. prison(noun)

    to imprison

    The cold stone walls of the prison had stood for over a century.

    imprisonment, bridewell

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prison(n.)

    jail, penitentiary, bridewell, workhouse, house of correction, DUNGEON

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. prison(n)

    penitentiary, bridewell, jail, house of correction, clink, bastille

    Associated words:
    mittimus, commit, commitment, turnkey, warden, remand, prisoner, convict

  2. prison(v)

    imprison, incarcerate

    Associated words:
    mittimus, commit, commitment, turnkey, warden, remand, prisoner, convict

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  1. President Bill Clinton on Wednesday:

    The problem is the way it was written and implemented is we cast too wide a net and we had too many people in prison, and we wound up...putting so many people in prison that there wasn't enough money left to educate them, train them for new jobs and increase the chances when they came out so they could live productive lives.

  2. Jaime Carrillo:

    Everybody wanted him to be out of prison. He helped a lot of people.

  3. Hank Johnson:

    I believe that it would be a serious hardship to She' yaa's family and a loss for our community if he is not allowed bail so that he can be released from prison.

  4. Bill Herod:

    All of them have served time in prison for felony convictions. Some come directly from prison, but most completed their sentences long ago and were living freely at the time they were detained for deportation.

  5. Andrew Wyatt:

    Imvery concerned for Mr. Cosbys health in prison during the Coronavirus epidemic, the reason: Mr. Cosby is elderly and blind -- and always needs to be escorted around the prison by support service inmates, known as Certified Peer Specialists (CPI).

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