To exercise control; for example, Diane’s parents rule with an iron fist.
To repress is to suppress something such as a thought, feeling or emotion.
Harness is defined as to strap or belt someone or something down, or to bring under control for a purpose.
To exert control or influence over; direct:
To hold in restraint; check:
To produce (printed matter) as by computer, photocomposition, etc.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To hold back or keep in check; control:
To restrain oneself; hold oneself back:
To hold back; restrain.
(Archaic) To restrain oneself; to refrain; to hold back.
To inhibit or restrain; hold back:
To slow down or stop with or as with a brake
In check or under restraint:
(--- Football) A line of scrimmage.
To remove obstructions or entanglements from; clear:
Execution by hanging
Control or repression of feelings; constraint.
To check or stop (a natural flow, secretion, or excretion)
To prevent the flow or passage of:
To check or control by or as by a leash
Find another word for reins. In this page you can discover 24 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for reins, like: rules, slows, represses, harnesses, guides, curbs, controls, composes, checks, bridles and restrains.