Restrain synonyms

rĭ-strān'
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To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
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To provide with a curb
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To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
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(Specifically, mathematics) To consider (a function) as defined on a subset of its original domain.
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To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.
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To restrict; not to allow to go beyond a certain bound.
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Book of Common Prayer
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Withhold is defined as to hold back or refuse.
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A check is the bill a person receives at a restaurant, or a paper order directing your bank to pay money to a third party from your bank account.
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To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
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To control or restrain:
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To stop or slow a horse by pulling the reins
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(US, law) to forbid the use of evidence at trial because it is improper or was improperly obtained
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To stay blazing (of a fire)
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Handle is defined as to hold or deal with something.
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To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
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To hold in check
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To direct (the policies, actions, etc.) of; manage; regulate
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To give guidance and instruction to (actors or musicians, for example) in the rehearsal and performance of a work.
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To restrain or control (a sound).
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To prevent or restrain (oneself or another); refrain or cause refrain.
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(Psychology) To exclude (painful or disturbing memories, for example) automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind.
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To capture, control or put to use.
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To prevent from talking or expressing an opinion; gag
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To fasten or confine with a tether
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To measure a distance using a 66-foot long chain, as in land surveying.
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To bind with fetters; shackle; chain
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To hold in check
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To hold in check
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To control the speed or magnitude of; regulate:
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To have and keep possession of something.
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To unite or hold, as by a feeling of loyalty or love
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To deter is defined as to keep someone from completing an action by giving them fear or doubt.
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To hold in check
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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to ensnare; to inveigle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.
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To prop; support; sustain; hold up; steady.
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(Law, banking) To collect and hold (funds) for payment of property taxes and insurance on property in which one has a security interest.
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Put into bottles
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To constrain, or to confine within set limits.
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(Idiomatic) To identify something (e.g. a decision or plan) clearly or specifically.
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To hold in check
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To hold in check
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Used other than as an idiom. To pull in a backwards direction
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To treat a silkworm cocoon with steam as part of the process of silk production.
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(Idiomatic, informal) To restrain (a person).
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To hold in check
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The definition of circumscribe means to draw a circle around something, or to close off or restrict.
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To make shorter; to shorten in duration or extent. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
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To hold oneself back; voluntarily do without; refrain (from)
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To stop; check:
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To fasten with or as with a bar
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To bate is defined as to lower, hold back or restrain.
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To hamper the function or activity of; impede:
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To have ready for use
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To keep within bounds; restrict:
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To make less ardent, intense, or zealous:
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To restrain to a specific physical position, as if with a cramp.
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To cut short; reduce; abridge
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To hold back or confine by means of a dam.
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To keep (a person) from some right or privilege; exclude; bar
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To detain is defined as to keep someone somewhere or cause someone to be unable to proceed.
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To impede or bar by estoppel.
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Forbear is defined as to stop yourself from doing something.
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To hang (a person)
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To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.
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To get in the way of; to hinder
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To put or keep in prison; jail
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To prohibit (an action or thing) or forbid (someone) to do something, especially by legal or ecclesiastical order.
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To detain in a jail.
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To fasten or secure with a leash.
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To decrease or limit the scope, extent, or number of
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To bind (a person's arms).
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To prohibit is to forbid someone from doing something or to prevent something from being done.
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To check or hold back by the use of reins. Often used with in or up :
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Rule is defined as to have influence or authority over others.
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To put shackles on (someone); confine with shackles.
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Stem is defined as to originate from.
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To stop is defined as to block, close, defeat, prevent from moving or bring to an end.
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To hinder the activity or free movement of.
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To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
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Free means to release or let go.
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(Chem.) To free from combination in a compound
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To set free from confinement or bondage:
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To put a bit into the mouth of (a horse)
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To operate or apply a brake.
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(Idiomatic) To restrain; to check.
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To remain in a state or condition; stay:
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To control, restrict, or arrest
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In a particular relationship:
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To control, restrict, or arrest
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To control, restrict, or arrest
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To set a limit to; confine:
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Throttle is defined as to control the speed of an engine or the flow of fuel in an engine, or to hold down or choke.
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To fill in such a way as to obstruct; block up; obstruct
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To burden in a troublesome way
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To impress, amaze, excite or induce extraordinary affection in others toward oneself.
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To gag is defined as to choke or wretch, or to prevent someone from speaking.
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(Idiomatic, nautical) To tighten a sail by pulling on a rope.
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Synonym Study

  • Inhibit implies a suppressing or repressing of some action, impulse, thought, or emotion to inhibit free discussion, often also by the operation of psychological constraints
  • Curb , check , and bridle derive their current implications from the various uses of a horse's harness, curb implying a sudden, sharp action to bring something under control to curb one's tongue, check implying a slowing up of action or progress to check inflationary trends, and bridle suggesting a holding in of emotion, feelings, etc. to bridle one's envy
  • Restrain , the term of broadest application in this list, suggests the use of strong force or authority either in preventing, or in suppressing and controlling, some action try to restrain your zeal
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