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restrain

synonym (synonym of restrain)

  • (noun)
    To restrain is to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force. Constrain is positive; restrain is negative; one more.. (noun)
     
  • (verb.social)
    keep under control; keep in check (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.change)
    place limits on (extent or access) (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    hold back (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.emotion)
    to compel or deter by or as if by threats (verb.emotion)
     

antonym (antonym of restrain)

hypernym (restrain IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • hold back (verb.contact)
    place limits on (extent or access) (verb.change)
     
  • keep under control; keep in check (verb.social)
    control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior (verb.social)
     
  • place limits on (extent or access) (verb.change)
    lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits (verb.social)
     
  • to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement (verb.contact)
    make unable to perform a certain action (verb.change)
     
  • to compel or deter by or as if by threats (verb.emotion)
    deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged (verb.emotion)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF restrain relation)

  • hold back (verb.contact)
    put a bridle on (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    keep to the curb (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    impede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden (verb.contact)
     
  • keep under control; keep in check (verb.social)
    keep from exhaling or expelling (verb.body)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    prevent from leaving or from being removed (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.social)
    control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits (verb.social)
     
  • place limits on (extent or access) (verb.change)
    narrow or limit (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    limit or restrict to (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on) (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    set boundaries to and delimit (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    keep in check (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    check the emission of (sound) (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    prevent the progress or free movement of (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    restrict (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable) (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    limit the range or extent of (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    hold back (verb.contact)
     
  • to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement (verb.contact)
    secure with or as if with ropes (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    restrain with fetters (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    restrain or bind with chains (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    bind the arms of (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    place or shut up in a pound (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    confine in a fold, like sheep (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    confine or restrict to the ground (verb.contact)
     
  • to compel or deter by or as if by threats (verb.emotion)
    cause to lose courage (verb.emotion)
     

entail (entailment relations of restrain)

  • (verb.communication)
    notify of danger, potential harm, or risk (verb.communication)
     

derivation (.... is derived from restrain)

  • keep under control; keep in check (verb.social)
    the act of controlling by restraining someone or something (noun.act)
     
  • place limits on (extent or access) (verb.change)
    an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip of more.. (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner) (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the greatest possible degree of something (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the quality of being limited or restricted (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.location)
    the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something (noun.location)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person who directs and restrains (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.shape)
    a line determining the limits of an area (noun.shape)
     
  • (adj.all)
    serving to restrict (adj.all)
     
  • to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement (verb.contact)
    a cell in a jail or prison (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.state)
    the state of being physically constrained (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a state of being confined (usually for a short time) (noun.state)
     
  • to compel or deter by or as if by threats (verb.emotion)
    the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a communication that makes you afraid to try something (noun.communication)
     
synonym antonym hypernym hyponym entail derivation abridge constrain hold back keep bound confine aid arouse encourage free incite release check contain bound confine disable disenable reduce tighten tie gate draw a line draw the line warn limitation restriction confinement clipper bond hamper

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