Textual thesaurus for "restrain"

(verb) restrict, confine, bound, limit, trammel, throttle

place limits on (extent or access)

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

(verb) cumber, constrain, encumber

hold back

(verb) hold, confine

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

(verb) intimidate

to compel or deter by or as if by threats

(verb) keep, keep back, hold back

keep under control; keep in check

suppress a smile; Keep your temper; keep your cool