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1. confine

verb. ['kənˈfaɪn'] place limits on (extent or access).

Synonyms

  • clamp down
  • cramp
  • control
  • cumber
  • hamper
  • restrain
  • moderate
  • gate
  • tie
  • baffle
  • contain
  • mark off
  • draw the line
  • tighten
  • hold
  • throttle
  • restrict
  • bound
  • hold in
  • strangle
  • check
  • trammel
  • halter
  • reduce
  • crack down
  • regulate
  • harness
  • mark out
  • limit
  • constrain
  • tighten up
  • draw a line
  • stiffen
  • encumber
  • inhibit
  • rein
  • rule

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • unfasten
  • inactivity
  • powerlessness

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Rhymes with Confine

  • disincline
  • bodenstein
  • recombine
  • missildine
  • macalpine
  • intertwine
  • bornstein
  • barentine
  • sharp-sign
  • sharp-sign

  • redesign
  • redefine
  • leontine
  • vanduyne
  • vanduyn
  • vandine
  • recline
  • reassign
  • realign
  • incline
  • hot-line
  • gourdine
  • entwine
  • enshrine
  • decline
  • consign
  • combine
  • supine
  • strine
  • resign

Sentences with confine


1. Verb, base form
One way to do this is to confine the steam in an enclosed space.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Others confine the weeknight to evening hours wherein the child must be home by bedtime.

Quotes about confine


1. The mind is in a sad state when Sleep, the all-involving, cannot confine her spectres within the dim region of her sway, but suffers them to break forth, affrighting this actual life with secrets that perchance belong to a deeper one.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Birthmark and Other Stories

2. To be ignorant is to waste the talents you were born with. To be ignorant is to confine your life to a path no different than the generations before you
- Linda Cardillo, Across the Table

2. confine

verb. ['kənˈfaɪn'] restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day".

Synonyms

  • lessen
  • delimit
  • keep down
  • cut back
  • circumscribe
  • demarcate
  • curtail
  • restrict
  • decrease
  • ration
  • minify
  • content
  • delimitate
  • limit
  • number
  • hold down
  • cap

Antonyms

  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline
  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness

3. confine

verb. ['kənˈfaɪn'] prevent from leaving or from being removed.

Synonyms

  • put away
  • shut away
  • closet
  • shut up
  • lock
  • lock away
  • coop in
  • restrain
  • keep
  • cabin
  • seal in
  • lock up
  • coop up
  • lock in
  • keep back

Antonyms

  • immoderate
  • intense
  • juvenile
  • accelerate

4. confine

verb. ['kənˈfaɪn'] close in; darkness enclosed him".

Synonyms

  • contain
  • bear
  • bound
  • rail in
  • enclose
  • rail
  • carry
  • box in
  • frame
  • border
  • hold
  • embank
  • box up

Antonyms

  • detach
  • exclude
  • attack
  • stay

5. confine

verb. ['kənˈfaɪn'] to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement.

Synonyms

  • fold
  • shackle
  • pound
  • restrain
  • impound
  • ground
  • disable
  • bind
  • incapacitate
  • truss
  • hold
  • pen up
  • pound up
  • tie up
  • disenable
  • tie down
  • fetter
  • pinion

Antonyms

  • unbridle
  • advantage
  • encourage
  • immoderation

6. confine

verb. ['kənˈfaɪn'] deprive of freedom; take into confinement.

Synonyms

  • straiten
  • remand
  • lag
  • put behind bars
  • jail
  • intern
  • incarcerate
  • keep
  • cage in
  • keep in
  • put away
  • jug
  • immure
  • trap
  • cage
  • bind over
  • imprison
  • gaol
  • pin down

Antonyms

  • unstrap
  • unlash
  • untie
  • disconnect
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