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 for imprison
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Imprison \Im*pris"on\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imprisoned; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Imprisoning.] [OE. enprisonen, OF. enprisoner, F.
     emprisonner; pref. en- (L. in) + F. & OF. prison. See
     Prison.]
     1. To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody;
        to confine.
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              He imprisoned was in chains remediless. --Spenser.
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     2. To limit, restrain, or confine in any way.
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              Try to imprison the resistless wind.  --Dryden.
  
     Syn: To incarcerate; confine; immure.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  imprison
      v 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" [syn: 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"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  77 Moby Thesaurus words for "imprison":
     bastille, beleaguer, beset, besiege, blockade, bolt in, bound,
     box in, cage, cast in prison, chamber, check, circumscribe,
     clap in jail, clap up, close in, compass, confine, constrain,
     contain, coop, coop in, coop up, cordon, cordon off, corral, curb,
     detain, encircle, enclose, encompass, enshrine, fence in, gaol,
     hedge in, hem in, hold captive, hold in captivity, hold prisoner,
     house in, immure, impound, incarcerate, include, intern, jail, jug,
     kennel, leaguer, limit, lock in, lock up, mew, mew up, pen, pen in,
     pocket, prison, put away, quarantine, quod, rail in, release,
     remand, restrain, restrict, send down, shrine, shut in, shut up,
     stable, surround, throw into jail, wall in, wrap, yard, yard up
  
  

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