Antonyms of verb confine

1 of 6 senses of confine

Sense 5
confine, detain -- (deprive of freedom; take into confinement)
       Antonym of free (Sense 1)
      => free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose -- (grant freedom to; free from confinement)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb confine

6 senses of confine

Sense 1
restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle -- (place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")
       => control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger")

Sense 2
limit, circumscribe, confine -- (restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

Sense 3
confine -- (prevent from leaving or from being removed)
       => restrain, keep, keep back, hold back -- (keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool")

Sense 4
enclose, hold in, confine -- (close in; darkness enclosed him")
       => hold, bear, carry, contain -- (contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water")

Sense 5
confine, detain -- (deprive of freedom; take into confinement)

Sense 6
restrain, confine, hold -- (to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom")
       => disable, disenable, incapacitate -- (make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this command on your computer")

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