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restrain

re·strain

restrain

 
 
pronunciation:
rih streIn
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: restrained, restraining, restrains
definition 1: to hold back or control.
Try to restrain your anger.
synonyms:
control, govern, hold, moderate
antonyms:
incite, release, spur
similar words:
bridle, check, confine, contain, curb, dampen, dominate, leash, limit, regulate, rein, restrict, smother, swallow, temper, withhold
definition 2: to take away the freedom of.
The police restrained the criminal with handcuffs.
 
synonyms:
bridle, curb
antonyms:
free, release
similar words:
chain, check, harness, hold, leash, muzzle, rein in
derivations: restrainable (adj.), restrained (adj.), restrainedly (adv.), restrainingly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word restrain contains the following part:
strict, string, strain Latin root that means bind, tighten