HyperDic: imprison

English > 2 senses of the word imprison:
VERBsocialimprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remandlock up or confine, in or as in a jail
socialimprisonconfine as if in a prison
imprison > pronunciation
Soundsihmprih'zahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > imprison: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaninglock up or confine, in or as in a jail.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to imprison the prisoners
Example"The suspects were imprisoned without trial"
Synonymsincarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderconfine, detaindeprive of freedom
Spanishapresar, aprisionar, encarcelar
Catalanempresonar, encarcerar, engarjolar
Nounsimprisonmentthe act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
imprisonmentputting someone in prison or in jail as lawful / lawful / lawful punishment
English > imprison: 2 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningConfine as if in a prison.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"His daughters are virtually imprisoned in their own house
Broaderconfine, detaindeprive of freedom
Spanishaprisionar
Nounsimprisonmentthe state of being imprisoned

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