restrain(redirected from restrains)
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restrainverb arrest, bar, bind, blockade, bridle, call a halt, check, confine, constrain, contain, control, cramp, curb, curtail, debar, delimit, deprive of liberty, detain, deter, disallow, discountenance, enchain, enclose, enjoin, fasten, fetter, forbid, govern, hamper, handcuff, handicap, harness, hinder, hold, hold back, hold in check, hold in custody, immure, imprison, incarcerate, inhibit, interdict, jail, keep, keep under control, keep within bounds, limit, lock up, manacle, moderate, obstruct, oppose, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, quell, repress, reprimere, restrict, retinere, shackle, stifle, stop, subdue, subjugate, suppress, take into custody, take prisoner, tenere, tie, trammel, vanquish, wall in, withhold
Associated concepts: restraining order, restraining statute
Foreign phrases: Exempla illustrant non restrigunt legem.Examples illustrate, but do not restrain, the law.
See also: adjourn, allay, apprehend, arrest, balk, ban, bar, block, border, bound, cancel, capture, censor, check, clog, commit, condemn, confine, constrain, constrict, continue, control, curb, debar, delay, deter, diminish, discipline, discourage, disqualify, enclose, enjoin, estop, fetter, foil, forbear, forbid, govern, halt, hamper, hinder, hold up, immure, impede, imprison, inhibit, interdict, jail, limit, lock, mitigate, moderate, mollify, obstruct, occlude, police, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, repress, restrict, rule, stay, stem, stifle, stop, strangle, subdue, subjugate, suppress, thwart, toll, trammel, withhold