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im·pris·on

 (ĭm-prĭz′ən)
tr.v. im·pris·oned, im·pris·on·ing, im·pris·ons
To put in or as if in prison; confine.

[Middle English emprisonen, from Old French emprisoner : en-, in (from Latin in-; see in-2) + prison, prison; see prison.]

im·pris′on·a·ble adj.
im·pris′on·ment n.

imprison

(ɪmˈprɪzən)
vb
(tr) to confine in or as if in prison
imˈprisoner n
imˈprisonment n

im•pris•on

(ɪmˈprɪz ən)

v.t.
to confine in or as if in a prison.
[1250–1300; Middle English enprisonen < Old French enprisoner=en- en-1 + -prisoner, v. derivative of prison prison]
im•pris′on•ment, n.

imprison


Past participle: imprisoned
Gerund: imprisoning

Imperative
imprison
imprison
Present
I imprison
you imprison
he/she/it imprisons
we imprison
you imprison
they imprison
Preterite
I imprisoned
you imprisoned
he/she/it imprisoned
we imprisoned
you imprisoned
they imprisoned
Present Continuous
I am imprisoning
you are imprisoning
he/she/it is imprisoning
we are imprisoning
you are imprisoning
they are imprisoning
Present Perfect
I have imprisoned
you have imprisoned
he/she/it has imprisoned
we have imprisoned
you have imprisoned
they have imprisoned
Past Continuous
I was imprisoning
you were imprisoning
he/she/it was imprisoning
we were imprisoning
you were imprisoning
they were imprisoning
Past Perfect
I had imprisoned
you had imprisoned
he/she/it had imprisoned
we had imprisoned
you had imprisoned
they had imprisoned
Future
I will imprison
you will imprison
he/she/it will imprison
we will imprison
you will imprison
they will imprison
Future Perfect
I will have imprisoned
you will have imprisoned
he/she/it will have imprisoned
we will have imprisoned
you will have imprisoned
they will have imprisoned
Future Continuous
I will be imprisoning
you will be imprisoning
he/she/it will be imprisoning
we will be imprisoning
you will be imprisoning
they will be imprisoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been imprisoning
you have been imprisoning
he/she/it has been imprisoning
we have been imprisoning
you have been imprisoning
they have been imprisoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been imprisoning
you will have been imprisoning
he/she/it will have been imprisoning
we will have been imprisoning
you will have been imprisoning
they will have been imprisoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been imprisoning
you had been imprisoning
he/she/it had been imprisoning
we had been imprisoning
you had been imprisoning
they had been imprisoning
Conditional
I would imprison
you would imprison
he/she/it would imprison
we would imprison
you would imprison
they would imprison
Past Conditional
I would have imprisoned
you would have imprisoned
he/she/it would have imprisoned
we would have imprisoned
you would have imprisoned
they would have imprisoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.imprison - 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"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
detain, confine - deprive of freedom; take into confinement
2.imprison - 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"
detain, confine - deprive of freedom; take into confinement

imprison

verb jail, confine, detain, lock up, constrain, put away, intern, incarcerate, send down (informal), send to prison, impound, put under lock and key, immure He was imprisoned for 18 months on charges of anti-state agitation.
free, release, discharge, liberate, emancipate

imprison

verb
1. To put in jail:
2. To enclose so as to hinder or prohibit escape:
Translations
يَسْجِن
uvěznit
fængsle
fangelsa
ieslodzīt cietumā
zapreti
hapsetmek

imprison

[ɪmˈprɪzn] VT [+ criminal] (= put in jail) → encarcelar, meter en la cárcel
he was imprisoned for debt/for ten yearslo encarcelaron or lo metieron en la cárcel por deudas/durante diez años

imprison

[ɪmˈprɪzən] vtemprisonner

imprison

vt (lit)inhaftieren, einsperren (inf); (fig)gefangen halten; to be imprisoned (lit, fig)gefangen sein; to keep somebody imprisonedjdn gefangen halten

imprison

[ɪmˈprɪzn] vtincarcerare
after being imprisoned for three weeks → dopo tre settimane di or in carcere

imprison

(imˈprizn) verb
to put in prison; to take or keep prisoner. He was imprisoned for twenty years for his crimes.
imˈprisonment noun
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Hepzibah, though she had her valuable and redeeming traits, had grown to be a kind of lunatic by imprisoning herself so long in one place, with no other company than a single series of ideas, and but one affection, and one bitter sense of wrong.
It had made itself master of Utah, and subjected that territory to the laws of the Union, after imprisoning Brigham Young on a charge of rebellion and polygamy.
Then there was a dazzling gleam from a vast number of polished brass helmets, beneath which, as they grew farther out of the soil, appeared the dark and bearded visages of warriors, struggling to free themselves from the imprisoning earth.
With her two prisoners still beneath the coercing influence of her rifle, she ordered them upon deck with the intention of again imprisoning them in the forecastle; but at length she permitted herself to be influenced by their promises of loyalty and the arguments which they put forth that they could be of service to her, and permitted them to remain above.
There is not a creature in all this part of the world who could in the least understand with what heart-beatings I am looking forward to the flowering of these roses, and not a German gardening book that does not relegate all tea-roses to hot-houses, imprisoning them for life, and depriving them for ever of the breath of God.
It would, indeed, be the means of much perjury, and of much whipping, fining, imprisoning, transporting, and hanging.
Her mother was guiltless of imprisoning her in the Asylum.
He served the monarchy by imprisoning, exiling, or sending to the gallows men and women, young and old, with an equable, unwearied industry.
Do you know that I am the man whom you have been imprisoning and robbing?
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Uzbekistan's international partners need to tell President Karimov that there will be a serious price to pay unless his government stops imprisoning and torturing peaceful activists, journalists, and religious believers.