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To suppress or restrain a behavioral process, an impulse, or a desire consciously or unconsciously.
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  1. To suppress or restrain a behavioral process, an impulse, or a desire consciously or unconsciously.
  2. To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
  3. (--- Biology) To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of (an enzyme or organ, for example).
To exercise authority over; direct; command
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  1. To exercise authority over; direct; command
  2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
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 lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
  3. To restrain; check; control
To cease doing something.
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  1. To cease doing something.
  2. (Intransitive) To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from.
  3. To cease (from an action); stop; abstain
To be slow to act, speak, or decide:
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  1. To be slow to act, speak, or decide:
  2. To stop because of indecision; pause or delay in acting, choosing, or deciding because of feeling unsure; waver
  3. To pause; stop momentarily
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To endure; tolerate
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To endure; tolerate
  2. To keep oneself from doing something; hold back; refrain:
  3. To refrain from; avoid or cease (doing, saying, etc.)
Find another word for hold-back. In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hold-back, like: abstain, inhibit, control, curb, desist, hesitate, forbear, check, prevent, restrain and avoid.