imprison

verb
ADVERB
falsely, unjustly, wrongfully, wrongly

We work on behalf of people who have been wrongly imprisoned.

briefly
indefinitely
virtually

Her fear virtually imprisoned her in her home.

PREPOSITION
for

He was imprisoned for debt.

in

He was imprisoned in a dungeon.

Imprison is used with these nouns as the object: ↑dissident

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • imprison — verb we expect to imprison another two dozen individuals by the end of this month alone Syn: incarcerate, send to prison, jail, lock up, put away, intern, detain, hold prisoner, hold captive; confine, shut up, cage; informal put behind bars Ant:… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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