Definition of incarcerate:
put aside, put behind bars, cast aside, tuck in, gaol, fall back, remand, immure, remit, lock away, chuck out, intern, toss away, throw out, fling, cast away, send back, put to sleep, lock in, cast out, tuck away, dawdle, discard, toss out, enclose, shut up, dispose, imprison, fall behind, detain, lag, put away, free, jail, toss, lock, shut away, jug, detain, throw away.
- imprison (part of speech: verb)
- punish (part of speech: verb)
The " ladylike" Judge had gained some insight into the determination of the prisoner; so, not wishing to incarcerate her to all eternity, he added gently: " Madam, the court will not order you committed until the fine is paid."- "Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897", Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Therefore he recommenced: " So may the man Do for thee freely what thy speech implores, Spirit incarcerate, again be pleased To tell us in what way the soul is bound Within these knots; and tell us, if thou canst, If any from such members e'er is freed."- "Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete", Dante Alighieri.
Some parents no doubt advise, connive, threaten, and in aggravated cases incarcerate here, as some parents have always done elsewhere, and always will do as long as petticoats continue to be an institution.- "The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 4", Charles Farrar Browne.