What is the opposite of freeing?

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Noun
Opposite of the act of setting free from the power of another, as from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence
Noun
Opposite of a judgement or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged
Noun
Opposite of the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions
Noun
Opposite of the act or process of extricating or disentangling
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of releasing or being released
“Under our system of criminal law, a person accused of a crime must bear the consequences of arrest and incarceration until trial.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of saving or being saved from danger or difficulty
Noun
Opposite of liberation
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of detaching; separation
Noun
Opposite of the action of extracting something, especially using effort or force
Adjective
Opposite of providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions; causing catharsis
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to release from confinement
“The county would imprison Steven after he was convicted of a crime under controversial circumstances.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to release from a physical restraint
“They set up a lure to trap the rat that had been plaguing their home.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to unburden from something undesirable or restrictive
“We should work towards paying off our debt so that we will no longer burden ourselves with these high interest rates.”
Verb
(free up) Opposite of present participle for to remove unwanted items from a surface, space or area
“Let's fill up the spare room with all of our hoarded junk while we figure out the best way to dispose of them.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to part with a possession or right
“Despite your continued insistence, I must reserve my precious time for use on more pressing matters.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make assets or funds available
“The banks would freeze the politician's bank accounts under instruction from law enforcement.”
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