Synonyms of restrain in English:

restrain


See definition of restrain

verb

1‘Charles restrained his anger’

SYNONYMS

control, keep under control, check, hold in check, keep in check, curb, suppress, repress, contain, keep within bounds, limit, regulate, restrict, moderate, dampen, put a brake on, subdue, smother, choke back, stifle, bridle, leash, bit, muzzle, bottle up, cork, rein back, rein in, keep in

informal keep the lid on

ANTONYMS

provoke, encourage

2‘she had to restrain herself from slamming the receiver down’

SYNONYMS

prevent, stop, keep, hold back

hinder, impede, hamper, restrict, constrain, obstruct

archaic hold

ANTONYMS

force

3‘a court could restrain a doctor from continuing treatment’

SYNONYMS

prohibit, ban, bar, disallow, interdict

forbid, veto, proscribe

enjoin

ANTONYMS

compel, encourage

4‘the insane used to be restrained with straitjackets’

SYNONYMS

tie up, bind, strap, truss, pinion, lash, tether, fetter, shackle, manacle, put in irons, handcuff