What does restrain mean?

Definitions for restrain
rɪˈstreɪnre·strain

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

How to pronounce restrain?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say restrain in sign language?

  1. restrain

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. Andr Gide:

    It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.

  2. John McCain:

    I think we should not restrain the President of the United States.

  3. Cato the Elder:

    I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.

  4. Saint Augustine:

    You (God) have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    If we want to protect the world from further degradation though not much scope left, then perhaps the only hope is to restrain two types of persons, one who is a wicked man and other who is a woman.

Images & Illustrations of restrain

  1. restrainrestrainrestrainrestrainrestrain

Popularity rank by frequency of use

restrain#10000#30094#100000

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

Get even more translations for restrain »

Translation

Find a translation for the restrain definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these restrain definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "restrain." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 23 Oct. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/restrain>.

    Are we missing a good definition for restrain? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for restrain:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.