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To keep from falling or moving; support:
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  1. To keep from falling or moving; support:
  2. To carry or support (the body or a bodily part) in a certain position:
  3. To carry on (a meeting, conversation, etc.)
(Physiology) To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.
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  1. (Physiology) To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.
  2. To provide lodging for:
  3. To provide for; supply with something needed:
To grasp mentally; understand
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  1. To grasp mentally; understand
  2. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  3. To include; take in; comprise
To include or contain as part of something broader.
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  1. To include or contain as part of something broader.
  2. To include; contain
  3. To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection.
(Usage Problem) To compose; make up; constitute:
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  1. (Usage Problem) To compose; make up; constitute:
  2. To be composed of or contain:
  3. To include; contain
To insert in an envelope, wrapper, etc., often along with something else
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  1. To insert in an envelope, wrapper, etc., often along with something else
  2. To fence in so as to prevent common use:
  3. (Intransitive) To hold or contain.
To greet, welcome, or be visited by:
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  1. To greet, welcome, or be visited by:
  2. (Sports) To receive a pass or a kicked ball, for example.
  3. To take or acquire (something given or offered); get or be given:
To accept into evidence as relevant and otherwise admissible:
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  1. To accept into evidence as relevant and otherwise admissible:
  2. To permit to enter or use; let in
  3. To grant to be real, valid, or true; acknowledge or concede:
To put a seat in or on; patch or renew the seat of; reseat
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  1. To put a seat in or on; patch or renew the seat of; reseat
  2. To lead to a seat or help to settle into a seat
  3. To have or provide seats for:
To support or hold up; sustain
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  1. To support or hold up; sustain
  2. To give, offer, or supply
  3. To carry over or hold (a sentiment)
To act as a bearer:
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  1. To act as a bearer:
  2. To hold or support while moving; bear:
  3. To sing (a melody, for example) on key:
To entertain or nourish (a specified thought or feeling):
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  1. To entertain or nourish (a specified thought or feeling):
  2. To provide a place, home, or habitat for:
  3. To give shelter to:
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
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  1. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
  2. To hold back or keep in check; control:
  3. To hold back from action; check; suppress; curb
To carry on (a meeting, conversation, etc.)
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  1. To carry on (a meeting, conversation, etc.)
  2. To keep from departing or getting away:
  3. To make accountable; obligate:
  1. To restrict or restrain
  2. To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
  3. To hold back, refuse to give or share
To accept; take:
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  1. To accept; take:
  2. To hold in the hand or in control; own; possess
  3. (Informal) To hold at a disadvantage or to overcome
To cause to take place; carry on:
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  1. To cause to take place; carry on:
  2. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
To adapt oneself; become adjusted:
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  1. To adapt oneself; become adjusted:
  2. To have enough space for:
  3. To provide lodging for:
To keep from falling or moving; support:
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  1. To keep from falling or moving; support:
  2. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
To grasp mentally; understand
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  1. To grasp mentally; understand
  2. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  3. To include; take in; comprise
(Usage Problem) To compose; make up; constitute:
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  1. (Usage Problem) To compose; make up; constitute:
  2. To be composed of or contain:
  3. To include; contain
To give definite, tangible, or visible form to; make concrete
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  1. To give definite, tangible, or visible form to; make concrete
  2. To represent in bodily or material form:
  3. To give a bodily form to; incarnate.
To include or contain as part of something broader.
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  1. To include or contain as part of something broader.
  2. To adopt or support willingly or eagerly:
  3. To include; contain
To include completely; to describe fully or comprehensively.
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  1. To include completely; to describe fully or comprehensively.
  2. To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  3. To contain; include
To perform; carry on; engage in
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  1. To perform; carry on; engage in
  2. To cause to do something, as by persuasion or compulsion:
  3. To use or exhibit in action:
To contain or take in as a part, element, or member.
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  1. To contain or take in as a part, element, or member.
  2. To have as part of a whole; contain; comprise
  3. To consider as part of or allow into a group or class:
To occupy or engage the interest of:
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  1. To occupy or engage the interest of:
  2. To engage (oneself) in a love affair:
  3. To draw or hold within itself; include
To show (an idea, instance, etc.) to be covered by a rule, principle, etc.
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  1. To show (an idea, instance, etc.) to be covered by a rule, principle, etc.
  2. To include within a larger class, group, order, etc.
  3. To classify or include in a more comprehensive category or under a general principle:
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  1. To attend a showing of.
  2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
  3. To receive into your home for the purpose of processing for a fee.
To come together in a group or mass; gather:
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  1. To come together in a group or mass; gather:
  2. To call for (someone); pick up:
  3. To recover control of:
To create (a musical or literary work)
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  1. To create (a musical or literary work)
  2. To put together; put in proper order or form
  3. To put (oneself, one's mind, etc.) in a state of tranquillity or repose; calm
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
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  1. A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
  2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
To become calmer:
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  1. To become calmer:
  2. To become cool or colder
  3. In a cool manner
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To decrease in intensity of anger, agitation, or excitement.
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Synonym Study

  • To accommodate is to hold comfortably without crowding an elevator built to accommodate twelve people
  • Contain , in strict usage, signifies the idea of enclosing within or including as a component, part, or fraction, and hold , the capacity for containing the bottle contains two ounces of liquid, but it holds a pint
Find another word for contain. In this page you can discover 44 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for contain, like: hold, accommodate, comprehend, embrace, be composed of, comprise, enclose, receive, admit, seat and bear.