Confine - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kənˈfaɪn|  American pronunciation of the word confine
Brit.  |kənˈfaɪn|  British pronunciation of the word confine


- place limits on (extent or amount or access) (syn: bound, limit, restrict, throttle, trammel)
- prevent from leaving or from being removed
- close in (syn: enclose, hold in)
- deprive of freedom; take into confinement (syn: detain)
- to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement (syn: constrain, hold, restrain)

Extra examples

...will confine my remarks to the subject we came here to discuss...

...the accused was confined until the trial could take place...

Our author finds himself on the confines of a mystery.

I will confine my remarks to one subject.

Doctors are trying to confine the disease within the city.

I have been confined within these four walls for a week.

The police cadet's duties were confined to taking statements from the crowd.

We confined our study to 10 cases.

Owen did not confine himself to writing only one type of poem.

Any soldier who leaves his post will be confined to barracks (=made to stay in the barracks).

He was allegedly confined in a narrow, dark room for two months.

Firefighters managed to confine the fire to the living room.

Vaughan is confined to a wheelchair.

She's confined to bed with flu.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: confine
he/she/it: confines
present participle: confining
past tense: confined
past participle: confined
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