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Synonyms
limit (verb)

bound, restrict, border, end, rim, terminate, edge, limit.

Other synonyms:

hold in, have, reserve, rein, obtain, turn back, determine, continue, silence, take a hop, fix, keep open, contain, nick, confine, qualify, pinch, resile, tighten, disturb, give, retain, keep in, cut back, apply, proceed, guard, strangle, conceal, defy, make prisoner, delimit, take into custody, gag, concord, guide, deem, pull in, recoil, strangulate, nab, suppress, keep back, secure, restrict, concur, seize, harness, arrest, in, impound, capture, accommodate, check, bound, hold, hinder, keep down, adjudge, nurse, agree, go along, pull back, come down on, hold back, maintain, imprison, throttle, prevail, direct, withstand, ensnare, hold on, restrict, shut away, keep, keep from, wait, keep, halt, spring, make, quarantine, go on, lock in, obligate, sit on, reverberate, tighten up, pick up, encumber, entertain, tame, observe, measure, chain, go for, throw, hold, declare, preserve, celebrate, rule, take, oblige, sustain, book, specify, trap, jump, enclose, constrain, harbor, stiffen, repress, abridge, admit, keep on, tie down, set, hold off, bridle, view as, rebound, take for, bust, bear, hold down, pen in, suppress, regulate, defend, shut in, circumscribe, stay fresh, intimidate, apprehend, govern, leap, save, bit, define, bottle up, carry, stifle, have got, muzzle, keep back, run in, repress, cumber, keep under, withhold, confine, curb, forbear, constrain, hold open, limit, support, harbour, nail, hold back, trammel, ricochet, bounce, keep down, take hold, take prisoner, snare, hold up, handle, restraint.

Examples of usage:

Walkirk was always very respectful, but he could not restrain a smile at the situation. - "The House of Martha", Frank R. Stockton.

But she managed to restrain herself. - "Gargoyles", Ben Hecht.

How dared these people restrain my liberty? - "The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance", Marie Corelli.

Similar words:

restraint, self-restraint, restrained, restrainer, restroom, restoril, restrict, restoration, restart.

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