What does Restrain mean?

Definitions for Restrain
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Restrain.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. restrain, keep, keep back, hold back(verb)

    keep under control; keep in check

    "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"

  2. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle(verb)

    place limits on (extent or access)

    "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

  3. restrain, confine, hold(verb)

    to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

    "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

  4. restrain, encumber, cumber, constrain(verb)

    hold back

  5. intimidate, restrain(verb)

    to compel or deter by or as if by threats

Wiktionary

  1. restrain(Verb)

    To control or keep in check.

    Etymology: restraindre, from restringo

  2. restrain(Verb)

    To deprive of liberty.

    Etymology: restraindre, from restringo

  3. restrain(Verb)

    To restrict or limit.

    Etymology: restraindre, from restringo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restrain(verb)

    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. Restrain(verb)

    to draw back toghtly, as a rein

  3. Restrain(verb)

    to hinder from unlimited enjoiment; to abridge

  4. Restrain(verb)

    to limit; to confine; to restrict

  5. Restrain(verb)

    to withhold; to forbear

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Restrain

    rē-strān′, v.t. to hold back: to check: to withhold, to forbid: to hinder: to limit.—adj. Restrain′able, capable of being restrained.—adv. Restrain′edly.—n. Restrain′er (phot.), a chemical used to retard the act of the developer in an overexposed plate, &c.—p.adj. Restrain′ing.—ns. Restrain′ment; Restraint′, act of restraining: state of being restrained: want of liberty: limitation: hinderance: reserve; Restraint′-bed, -chair, used for the insane. [O. Fr. restraindre—L. restringĕre, restrictumre-, back, stringĕre, to draw tightly.]

Anagrams for Restrain »

  1. strainer

  2. arrestin

  3. transire

  4. retrains

  5. trainers

  6. terrains

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How to say Restrain in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Restrain in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Restrain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Restrain in a Sentence

  1. William Jennings Bryan:

    The chief duty of governments, in so far as they are coercive, is to restrain those who would interfere with the inalienable rights of the individual, among which are the right to life, the right to liberty, the right to the pursuit of happiness and the right to worship God according to the dictates of ones conscience.

  2. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

    Never, for fear of feeble man, restrain your witness.

  3. John McCain:

    But to restrain him in our authorization of him taking military action I think, frankly, is unconstitutional and eventually leads to 535 commanders-in-chief.

  4. James Chessen:

    While most institutions saw an increase in earnings, banks continue to experience the lingering effects of the slowdown in the oil and gas sector and weaker-than-expected economic growth, banks' exposure to the oil and gas industry is small and won't restrain them from continuing to meet the credit needs of businesses and individuals.

  5. Henri-Frédéric Amiel:

    Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command.

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Translations for Restrain

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • zbavit svobody, provést restrikci, mít pod kontrolou, omezit, oklešťovat, restringovatCzech
  • eingrenzen, behindern, einschränken, abgrenzen, zügeln, begrenzenGerman
  • reprimir, restringir, retenerSpanish
  • hillitä, kukistaa, hallita, rajoittaa, pidättääFinnish
  • retenir, restreindre, réprimerFrench
  • srianScottish Gaelic
  • ridurre, restringere, trattenere, contenere, trattenersi, delimitare, limitare, sorvegliareItalian
  • teneoLatin
  • whakatina, whakaita, of own feelingsMāori
  • beteugelenDutch
  • deter, encarcerar, conter, reprimir, coibir, restringirPortuguese
  • a deține, îngrădi, a ține închis,, împiedica, reține, opri, restrângeRomanian
  • ограничить, задерживать, [[лишать]] [[свобода, ограничивать, сдержать, обуздать, задержать, обуздывать, сдерживать, заключить, [[лишить]] [[свобода, заключатьRussian

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