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Another word for inhibit

  1. To control, restrict, or arrest

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  2. To check the freedom and spontaneity of

      1. An involuntary, spasmodic muscle contraction causing severe pain.
      2. A temporary partial paralysis of habitually or excessively used muscles.
      3. Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
      1. To make smaller or narrower by binding or squeezing.
      2. To squeeze or compress.
      3. To restrict the scope or freedom of; cramp:
      1. To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
      2. To inhibit or restrain; hold back:
      3. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
  3. To refuse to allow

      1. A ban or inhibition resulting from social custom or emotional aversion.
      2. A prohibition, especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands, excluding something from use, approach, or mention because of its sacred and inviolable nature.
      3. An object, word, or act protected by such a prohibition.
      1. To prohibit; forbid:
      2. To denounce or condemn:
      3. To banish or outlaw (a person):
      1. To forbid by authority:
      2. To prevent; preclude:
      1. A fugitive from the law.
      2. A habitual criminal.
      3. A rebel; a nonconformist:
      1. To prohibit (an action or thing) or forbid (someone) to do something, especially by legal or ecclesiastical order.
      2. To cut or destroy (a line of communication) by firepower so as to halt an enemy's advance.
      3. To confront and halt the activities, advance, or entry of:
      1. To command (someone) not to do something:
      2. To command against the doing or use of (something); prohibit:
      3. To have the effect of preventing; preclude:
      1. To direct (a person) to do something; order or urge:
      2. To require or impose (an action or behavior, for example) with authority and emphasis; prescribe.
      3. To prohibit or forbid:
      1. To refuse to allow:
      2. To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
      1. To exclude or shut out; bar.
      2. To forbid, hinder, or prevent.
      1. To prohibit (an action) or forbid the use of (something), especially by official decree:
      2. To refuse to allow (someone) to do something, go somewhere, or be a participant; exclude:
      3. Under the former system of apartheid, to deprive (a person suspected of illegal activity) of the right of free movement and association with others.
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Another word for inhibit