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  Definition of Restrain
  1. place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
  2. hold back
  3. to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists h
  4. to compel or deter by or as if by threats
  5. keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
Similar Words: restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle, encumber, cumber, constrain, hold, intimidate, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back

 

Hyponyms: reduce, tighten, tie, gate, draw the line, draw a line, mark off, mark out, rule, harness, rein, baffle, regulate, hamper, halter, cramp, strangle, stiffen, tighten up, constrain, clamp down, crack down, inhibit, encumber, cumber, bridle, curb, clog, tie down, tie up, bind, truss, fetter, shackle, enchain, pinion, impound, pound, pound up, pen up, fold, ground, daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare, hold, confine, quench, bottle up, suppress, control, hold in, contain, check, moderate

 

Entailments: warn

 

Derivational Morphology: boundary, edge, bound, bounds, limiter, clipper, limit, limitation, restriction, shackle, bond, hamper, trammel, trammels, restrainer, controller, detention, hold, custody, keep, constraint, restraint, determent, deterrence, intimidation, bullying, suppression, curtailment

 

Anagrams: strainer, straiten, resinate, artesian

 

 
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