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Definition of restrain:

  1. To draw back again; to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force, or by any interposing obstacle; to repress or suppress; to keep down; to curb.
  2. To draw back toghtly, as a rein.
  3. To hinder from unlimited enjoiment; to abridge.
  4. To limit; to confine; to restrict.
  5. To withhold; to forbear.

Synonyms:

enclose, obtain, admit, fix, view as, have got, handle, have, oblige, harbor, secure, bound, rein, suppress, pick up, withstand, pull back, recoil, go on, celebrate, set, stay fresh, harbour, carry, go along, measure, take a hop, run in, prevail, apply, make, intimidate, bust, sustain, halt, rule, cumber, apprehend, defend, confine, pinch, bottle up, ricochet, trammel, tighten up, chain, take for, spring, quarantine, seize, keep open, constrain, govern, muzzle, keep from, leap, obligate, ensnare, take, hold back, continue, trap, give, qualify, stifle, guard, guide, imprison, throw, keep on, jump, nail, strangle, adjudge, wait, entertain, withhold, keep, make prisoner, regulate, reserve, hold on, tame, arrest, maintain, agree, bounce, shut away, take prisoner, bit, determine, define, tie down, shut in, declare, impound, repress, bear, hold off, proceed, conceal, accommodate, retain, hold open, reverberate, hold in, encumber, direct, tighten, stiffen, restrict, specify, disturb, strangulate, harness, capture, come down on, delimit, circumscribe, observe, hold up, contain, in, rebound, keep back, turn back, limit, save, cut back, book, keep down, sit on, preserve, hold, resile, concur, hold down, go for, pull in, nab, support, nurse, gag, take into custody, snare, deem, nick, take hold, forbear, defy, throttle, restraint, pen in, silence, concord, lock in.

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