Incarcerate – Imprison; send to jail
To remember the definition of the word incarcerate, use the following mnemonic:
In the car, he began to celebrate (incarcerate) – but later he was sent to jail for drink-driving.
Examples of incarcerate in a sentence
If Jim doesn’t stop drinking and driving, the judge will have to incarcerate him.
Because the king is opposed to executions, he’ll incarcerate the traitor for life.
The court will incarcerate the suspect if he is found guilty by the jury.