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Meaning & Definition of Imprison in English

English

Imprison

/ɪmprɪzən/

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • imprison
  • ,
  • incarcerate
  • ,
  • lag
  • ,
  • immure
  • ,
  • put behind bars
  • ,
  • jail
  • ,
  • jug
  • ,
  • gaol
  • ,
  • put away
  • ,
  • remand

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • imprison