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confine

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of confine

  1. 1 to set bounds or an upper limit for <will confine my remarks to the subject we came here to discuss> Synonyms cap, circumscribe, limit, hold down, restrictRelated Words bar, block, hamper, hinder, impede, obstruct; constrict, contract, lessen, narrow, pinch, squeeze, tighten; quell, repress, suppress; number; modify, qualifyNear Antonyms broaden, expand, widen; overextend, overreachAntonyms exceed

  2. 2 to put in or as if in prison <the accused was confined until the trial could take place> Synonyms commit, imprison, immure, incarcerate, intern, jail, jug, lock (up)Related Words constrain, limit, restrain, restrict, shut; bar, gate; apprehend, arrest, bust [slang], capture, catch, detain, nab, pick up, pinch, seize; impress, shanghai; hold, impound, keep; bind, enchain, fetter, handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammelNear Antonyms emancipate, enfranchise, manumit, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterAntonyms discharge, free, liberate, release




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