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contain(Comprise), verb be composed of, be commounded of, be constituted of, be formed of, capere, consist of, embody, embrace, enfold, envelop, hold, include, incorporate, number, reckon among, subsist of
Associated concepts: containing facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action
contain(Enclose), verb beleaguer, belt, bind, border, close in, confine, continere, embox, embrace, encapsulate, encase, encincture, encircle, enclasp, engird, ensphere, envelop, enwrap, fence in, frame, immure, incase, inclose, infold, keep in, quarantine, seal up, shut in, surround
contain(Restrain), verb arrest, barricade, bind, block, bridle, cage, chain, check, commit to prison, confine, control, curb, detain, enchain, encumber, enjoin from, fetter, forfend, hinder, hold back, hold in check, hold in cussody, impede, impound, imprison, incarcerate, inhibit, jail, keep in captivity, keep in check, keep prisoner, keep under arrest, keep under control, lock up, manacle, obstruct, place in durance, prohibit, quash, quell, repress, shackle, stave off, stop, subdue, suppress, thwart, trammel, ward off
See also: accommodate, border, bound, circumscribe, compose, comprehend, comprise, confine, consist, constitute, delay, detain, embrace, enclose, encompass, hold up, include, incorporate, keep, limit, own, restrain, stifle