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limit (verb)

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

Other synonyms:

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

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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