Translation of imprison in Spanish:

imprison

encarcelar, v.

Pronunciation /ɪmˈprɪz(ə)n//ɪmˈprɪz(ə)n/

transitive verb

  • 1

    Law
    encarcelar
    meter en la cárcel
    • If litterers don't pay their fines on time, they can be imprisoned for up to six months.
    • He and his three co-defendants had been wrongly imprisoned for nine years.
    • Whenever and wherever the U.S. government imprisons someone, the courts should be able to review it.
    • He was cleared of kidnap and assault but served eight months in military prison after falsely imprisoning the woman.
    • A Sheffield woman who was wrongfully imprisoned following an armed raid on her home has won compensation from police.
    • As a result of that, he had been imprisoned, but had in some way managed to escape and make his way to this country.
    • The statement almost caused some of the government critics to be imprisoned for alleged treason.
    • In 1938, Landau was imprisoned for a year as a suspected German spy.
    • He was imprisoned by the Nazis but escaped to England and returned to Norway in 1945.
    • A message informed me that a student leader of my movement had been imprisoned.
    • Administering the death penalty is far more expensive than imprisoning the offender for life.
    • Later that year, he was imprisoned for twelve months for his opposition to conscription.
    • According to investigators 18 of the suspects had been imprisoned for similar offences in the past.
    • He was persuaded to take the job only after being imprisoned and tortured.
    • First, a decision to imprison the man for contempt of court should never be taken too quickly.
    • All of the detainees were imprisoned without charge, and the whereabouts of some of them are unknown.
    • He has been kept imprisoned for six weeks with no evidence whatsoever of wrongdoing.
    • Later, he was also falsely imprisoned for treason.
    • Because of his actions 46 people were imprisoned unjustly and lost their freedom for more than three years.
  • 2

    (lock up)
    (child/dog) encerrar
    she felt imprisoned in the city se sentía aprisionada en la ciudad