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incarcerate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Jail & punishment
incarceratein‧car‧ce‧rate /ɪnˈkɑːsəreɪt $ -ɑːr-/ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 SCJPRISONto put or keep someone in prison syn imprison 🔊 He spent 10 years incarcerated. Grammar Incarcerate is usually passive.incarceration /ɪnˌkɑːsəˈreɪʃən $ -ˌkɑːr-/ noun [uncountable]
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Examples from the Corpus
incarcerateWithout effective treatment, many patients, like this lawyer, wind up homeless or incarcerated.There are too many people on death row who are innocent of the crimes for which they are incarcerated.The cults would be the prime targets: their acolytes would be dispersed, their leaders bought off or incarcerated.They appeared soon afterwards in the United States as the biggest institutions ever built, incarcerating as many as 10,000 people.He was incarcerated for 240 days.Nu was incarcerated for more than four years.If a kid is on parole and his parole officer wishes to incarcerate him, there would be no room.Ted is incarcerated in California, awaiting trial on murder charges.Carter spent 19 years incarcerated in New Jersey on murder charges.He would be incarcerated in the cells of different gaols.Then the rest of the neighborhood brats also incarcerate their parents.
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Verb table
incarcerate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyincarcerate
he, she, itincarcerates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyincarcerated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave incarcerated
he, she, ithas incarcerated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad incarcerated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill incarcerate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have incarcerated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam incarcerating
he, she, itis incarcerating
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you, we, theyare incarcerating
Past
I, he, she, itwas incarcerating
you, we, theywere incarcerating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been incarcerating
he, she, ithas been incarcerating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been incarcerating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be incarcerating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been incarcerating
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