Synonyms of restrain in English:



  • 1 Charles restrained his anger
    control, keep under control, check, hold/keep in check, curb, suppress, repress, contain, dampen, subdue, smother, choke back, stifle, bottle up, rein back/in
    informal keep the lid on
  • 2 she could barely restrain herself from swearing
    prevent, stop, keep, hold back
  • 3 that beast ought to be restrained
    tie up, bind, tether, chain (up), fetter, shackle, manacle, put in irons
    informal hog-tie
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    Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
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