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Adjective
Intended to keep someone under control or prevent someone from doing something
“Cara put a restraining hand on his arm.”
Adjective
Restraining
Adjective
Able or intended to deter
Adjective
Maintaining
Adjective
Serving, or causing something, to bind or fasten
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Having authority over the policies, actions, and affairs of a state or organization
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Restricting
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The restraint, prevention, or inhibition of a feeling, quality, etc.
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The action of seizing someone and taking them into custody
Verb
Present participle for to regulate or keep under control
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“He answered in a calm and monotone voice, trying to restrain his anger and maintain his professionalism.”
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Present participle for to impede or keep in check (the progress of)
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“He would produce a report, stating his opinion as to whether or not the proposed takeover would be likely to restrain trade.”
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Present participle for to prevent (someone or something) from doing something
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“If he attempted to sell the land freed from the mortgage, the Court would restrain him from so doing unless he gave effect to the charge.”
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Present participle for to prevent from moving by using physical restraints
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“Finally, he reached into his knapsack, removing a pair of handcuffs and leg shackles to restrain Nathan.”
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Present participle for to deprive (someone) of freedom of movement or personal liberty
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“The walls were so low as to be insufficient to restrain the prisoners and prevent any attempts at escape.”
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Present participle for to arrest or take into lawful or authorized custody
“The officer continued to try and restrain the suspect by attempting to sweep his feet.”
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Present participle for to reduce or limit the amount of something
“Over time, it could restrain the amount of funding available for beneficiaries.”
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Present participle for to reduce or limit the size of something
“Such an amendment will restrain the size of government as well as reduce the frequency and size of budget deficits.”
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Present participle for to cause to fail, or to make great attempts to
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Present participle for to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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Present participle for to hamper or hinder the development or activity of
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Present participle for to regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
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Present participle for to refrain from saying or doing something
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Present participle for to try to prevent by action or argument
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Present participle for to bind, compel, constrain, or oblige by a social, legal, or moral tie
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Present participle for to be very economical or mean about spending or providing something
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Present participle for to refuse to admit the truth or existence of
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Present participle for to remove or alter parts considered offensive or unseemly
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Present participle for to hold exclusive control of a market or supply
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