Definition and Meanings for restrain

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Part of Speech of restrain

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of restrain

oe. restreinen, f. restreindre, fr. l. restringere, restrictum; pref. re- re- + stringere to draw, bind, or press together. see strain, v. t., and cf. restrict

Meaning of restrain


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb

  • to draw back again; to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force, or by any interposing obstacle; to repress or suppress; to keep down; to curb.
  • to draw back toghtly, as a rein.
  • to hinder from unlimited enjoiment; to abridge.
  • to limit; to confine; to restrict.
  • to withhold; to forbear.
  • No antonyms for restrain

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