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  ( imprisons    3rd person present)   ( imprisoning    present participle)   ( imprisoned    past tense & past participle  ) If someone is imprisoned, they are locked up or kept somewhere, usually in prison as a punishment for a crime or for political opposition.      verb  
The local priest was imprisoned for 18 months on charges of anti-state agitation...      be V-ed  
Dutch colonial authorities imprisoned him for his part in the independence movement.      V n  
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confine, constrain, detain, immure, incarcerate, intern, jail, lock up, put away, put under lock and key, send down     (informal)   send to prison  
   discharge, emancipate, free, liberate, release  

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