Another word for restrain
restrain curb check bridle inhibitSearch Thesaurus
These verbs mean to hold back or keep under control. Restrain implies restriction or limitation, as on one's freedom of action: “a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another” (Thomas Jefferson). To curb is to restrain as if with reins: “You might curb your magnanimity” (John Keats). Check implies arresting or stopping, often suddenly or forcibly: “a light to guide, a rod/To check the erring” (William Wordsworth). To bridle is often to hold in or govern one's emotions or passions: I tried with all my might to bridle my resentment. Inhibit usually connotes a check on one's actions, thoughts, or emotions: A fear of strangers inhibited his ability to travel.
Another word for restrainverb
To control, restrict, or arrest:bit2, brake, bridle, check, constrain, curb, hold, hold back, hold down, hold in, inhibit, keep, keep back, pull in, rein (back, in, or up). See restraint