Examples of imprison in a Sentence
He was imprisoned for murder.
He has threatened to imprison his political opponents.
Recent Examples of imprison from the Web
And in 1849, after imprisoning Jindan, the British forced Duleep to sign a legal document amending the Treaty of Lahore, that required Duleep to give away the Koh-i-Noor and all claim to sovereignty.
Kristy Allen, a mother from Decatur imprisoned after developing an addiction to pain pills, sent her children to live with their grandmother.
That same year, in the juvenile incarceration system, almost 50,000 kids are imprisoned.
But none of them have strongly condemned the Chinese Communist regime, which imprisoned a Nobel laureate who should never have been jailed in the first place.
Yet in 1943, the same year it was released, the U.S. federal government kept more than 100,000 Americans imprisoned solely for the crime of being Japanese.
Graziani was never prosecuted for crimes in Africa, though he was convicted for collaboration with the Nazis and briefly imprisoned.
Charter 08 was the last straw, and Liu was imprisoned in December of that year.
Kim, who has imprisoned tens of thousands in concentration camps and has held off economic development in order to pursue nuclear weapons and missile programs, has demonstrated a lack of concern for the North Korean people.
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Origin and Etymology of imprison
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscommit, confine, immure, incarcerate, intern, jail, jug, lock (up)
Antonymsdischarge, free, liberate, release
Related Wordsconstrain, 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, trammel
Near Antonymsemancipate, enfranchise, manumit, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter
IMPRISON Defined for English Language Learners
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: to put (someone) in prison
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