Synonyms of 'confine'
1 imprisonDictionary, enclose, shut up
He has been confined to his barracks.
He was imprisoned for 18 months on charges of anti-state agitation.
The land was enclosed by an eight-foot wire fence.
He was interned as an enemy at the outbreak of the war.
It can cost $50,000 to incarcerate a prisoner for a year.
The monarch's powers are circumscribed by Parliament.
Don't you think it's cruel to cage wild creatures?
2 restrictDictionary, limit
She had largely confined her activities to the world of big business.
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All are bound by the same strict etiquette.
If someone's life or situation is bounded by certain things, those are its most important aspects and it is limited or restricted by them.
Our lives are bounded by work, family and television.
Thesaurus for confine from the Collins English Thesaurus
To confine something to a particular place or group means to prevent it from spreading beyond that place or group.