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Meaning of word restrain from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

restrain   verb

Meaning : To close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : confine, constrain, hold

Meaning : Restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult.

Synonyms : cumber, encumber

Meaning : Prevent (someone or something) from doing something.

Example : Security guards restrained the reporter from throwing another shoe.

Meaning : Prevent the action or expression of.

Example : Hold back your anger.
Keep your cool.
She struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays.

Synonyms : hold back, keep, keep back