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")

Antonyms of adj confined

3 senses of confined

Sense 1
confined (vs. invasive) -- (not invading healthy tissue)

invasive (vs. confined) -- (marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue; "invasive cancer cells")
        => aggressive, fast-growing (prenominal), strong-growing -- (tending to spread quickly; "an aggressive tumor")

Sense 2
confined (vs. unconfined) -- (not free to move about)

unconfined (vs. confined) -- (not confined)
        => free-range -- (of livestock and domestic poultry; permitted to graze or forage rather than being confined to a feedlot)

Sense 3
captive, confined, imprisoned, jailed -- (being in captivity)

INDIRECT (VIA unfree) -> free -- (able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice")

Similarity of adj confined

3 senses of confined

Sense 1
confined (vs. invasive) -- (not invading healthy tissue)

Sense 2
confined (vs. unconfined) -- (not free to move about)
       => claustrophobic -- (uncomfortably closed or hemmed in; "a claustrophobic little room")
       => close, confining -- (crowded; "close quarters")
       => homebound, housebound, shut-in -- (confined usually by illness)
       => pent, shut up (predicate) -- (closely confined)
       => snowbound -- (confined or shut in by heavy snow)
       => stormbound -- (delayed or confined or cut off by a storm; "the airport was filled with stormbound passengers")
       => weather-bound -- (delayed or shut in by bad weather; "weather-bound traffic"; "irritable weather-bound children")
          Also See-> restricted#1; unfree#2

Sense 3
captive, confined, imprisoned, jailed -- (being in captivity)
       => unfree (vs. free) -- (hampered and not free; not able to act at will)

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