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Meaning of word confine from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

confine   verb

Meaning : Place limits on (extent or amount or access).

Example : Restrict the use of this parking lot.
Limit the time you can spend with your friends.

Synonyms : bound, limit, restrict, throttle, trammel

Meaning : Prevent from leaving or from being removed.

Meaning : Close in.

Example : Darkness enclosed him.

Synonyms : enclose, hold in

Meaning : Deprive of freedom. Take into confinement.

Synonyms : detain

Grant freedom to. Free from confinement.

free, liberate, loose, release, unloose, unloosen

Meaning : To close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement.

Example : This holds the local until the express passengers change trains.
About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade.
The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center.
The terrorists held the journalists for ransom.

Synonyms : constrain, hold, restrain