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Another word for contain

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Verb
  1. To be filled by

      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:
      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
    See also:

    include

  2. To have the room or capacity for

    See also:

    full

  3. To have as a part

    See also:

    include

  4. To bring one's emotions under control

    Idioms:
    See also:

    restraint

Another word for contain

Verb
  1. To include

    See also:

    include

  2. To restrict

    See also:

    restrain

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