Synonyms for Restrains:
Chills, depresses, dissuades, intimidates, bans, admonishes, checks, disheartens, discourages, bars, daunts, averts, disinclines, derails, prevents, diverts, deters, deflects, inhibits, dampens.
snarls, cripples, mires, chokes, catches, constrains, blocks, Delays, impedes, entangles, restricts, stops, resists, crimps, impairs, thwarts, dams, bottlenecks, detains, baffles, congests, counters, complicates, entraps, obstructs, constipates, fouls, clogs, snags, hamstrings, interrupts, opposes, plugs, brakes, stays, encumbers, burdens, jams, curbs, tangles, bungs, drags, fetters, frustrates, Cramps, paralyzes, handicaps, hampers, hinders.
borders, bounds, ends, terminates, edges, rims, limits.
subdues, quiets, cools, eases, pacifies, softens, relaxes, moderates, soothes, tranquilizes, calms, alleviates, composes, abates.
precludes, prohibits, rejects, controls, forbids, suppresses, oppresses, disqualifies, outlaws, refuses, disallows, curtails, disapproves, Denies.
bridles, binds, leashes, constricts, tethers, shackles, collars, confines.
Usage examples for restrains
She clenched her little hand impatiently under the folds of her robe as she spoke; but Octavianus lowered his eyes, saying carelessly: " In war the victor disposes of the property of the vanquished; but my heart restrains me from applying the universal law to you, who are so far above ordinary mortals. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers