Synonyms for impound

Synonyms for (verb) impound

Synonyms: pound, impound

Definition: place or shut up in a pound

Usage: pound the cows so they don't stray

Similar words: hold, confine, restrain

Definition: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

Usage: 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


Synonyms: seize, sequester, attach, impound, confiscate

Definition: take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

Usage: The FBI seized the drugs; The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment; The police confiscated the stolen artwork

Similar words: take

Definition: take into one's possession

Usage: We are taking an orphan from Romania; I'll take three salmon steaks