verb. ['ˌɪmˈprɪzən'] lock up or confine, in or as in a jail.
- put behind bars
- put away
Words that Rhyme with Imprison
Example sentences of the word imprison
1. Verb, base form
The state also can fine and imprison the employer for breaking the law.
Quotes containing the word imprison
1. Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.
- Paulo Coelho
2. Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.
- Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons
3. We are prisoners of our thoughts. We like to imprison everyone in the same prison and think that it will solve the problems of humanity. Yet everyone is unique; let them live freely and with harmony.
- Debasish Mridha
verb. ['ˌɪmˈprɪzən'] confine as if in a prison; he does not let them go out without a chaperone".