Meaning of RESTRAIN in English




to prevent from or control in doing something

restrained the child from picking all the flowers

Synonyms: bit, bridle, check, coarct, constrain, crimp, curb, hold back, hold down, hold in, inhibit, keep, pull in, withhold; compare hamper

Related Word: arrest, interrupt, stop; prevent; forbear, refrain; block, hinder, impede, obstruct; gag, muzzle

Idioms: keep in line, put ( or lay) under restraint

Contrasted words: countenance, encourage; incline, induce, move, prompt; persuade; allow, permit

Antonyms: impel; incite


Synonyms: compose 4, collect, control, cool, re-collect, rein, repress, simmer down, smother, suppress

Antonyms: abandon


Synonyms: moderate 1, modulate, temper

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