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Imprison vs. Carcerate

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Imprisonverb

(transitive) To put in or as if in prison; confine.

Carcerateverb

(rare) To imprison or confine

Imprisonverb

To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody; to confine.

‘He imprisoned was in chains remediless.’;

Imprisonverb

To limit, restrain, or confine in any way.

‘Try to imprison the resistless wind.’;

Imprisonverb

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’;

Imprisonverb

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’;

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