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.

  2. restrain(Verb)

    To deprive of liberty.

  3. restrain(Verb)

    To restrict or limit.

  4. Origin: 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

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. Lois McMaster Bujold:

    I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.

  2. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

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

  3. John McCain:

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

  4. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.

  5. Wu Zhongmin:

    They must know that 'heaven sees all', but they can't restrain themselves.

Images & Illustrations of restrain

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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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