Imprison and Release

Imprison

Imprison verb - To put in or as if in prison.
Usage example: in this society, we try to imprison criminals so that they can't do any more harm

Release is an antonym for imprison in topics: jail, confine.

Nearby Words: imprisonment, imprisoning

Release

Release verb - To set free (as from slavery or confinement).
Usage example: release the prisoners immediately

Imprison is an antonym for release in topics: set free, let go.

Nearby Words: released, releasing

Common collocations

soul imprison soul release soul
spirit imprison spirit release spirit
people imprison people release people
god imprison god release god
Other words: evil, monster, lucifer, everyone, souls, enemies, demons, monsters.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Dark Messiah There are four ending cinematics depending on whether you cleanse Sareth of his demonic heritage, and whether you imprison or release Sareth's father.
  • Literature / The Deed of Paksenarrion Kieri must find a way to release the ancient magelords from their enchanted sleep, because it's the only chance Dragon has to imprison the iynisin in the stone once again.
  • Film / Cabin Fever Jerk Ass: The lead scientist studying the disease, who is willing to put his own team at risk, imprison a man indefinitely without trial, and release the disease into the wild so he can make a fortune coming up with a cure.
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