Synonyms for Incarcerate:
n.hold someone for ransom, institutionalize. •incarcerate (noun)
jug, imprison, put away, gaol, immure, remand, jail, lag, put behind bars.
harness, tether, cage, bridle, condemn, lock up, collar, shackle, jail, handcuff, fetter, impound, straight jacket, fence, manacle.
execute, agonize, chastise, punish, torture, judge, try, fine, confine, burden, afflict, persecute, anguish, imprison, castigate, correct, crucify, chasten, reprise, lambaste, sentence, avenge, pillory, penalize, Keelhaul, discipline, distress.
•put in jail, confinement (verb)
jail, lock up, detain, cage, immure, intern, imprison, impound, put away, confine.
Usage examples for incarcerate
I repeatedly heard, while in Lexington, Kentucky, during the winter of 1836- 7, of the wanton cruelty practised by this woman upon her slaves, and that she had caused several to be whipped to death; but I never heard that she was suspected of being deranged, otherwise than by the indulgence of an ungoverned temper, until I heard that her husband was attempting to incarcerate her in the Lunatic Asylum. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society