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Another word for restrain

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Another word for restrain

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