restrain

(redirected from restrains)
Also found in: Dictionary, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • verb

Synonyms for restrain

Synonyms for restrain

Synonyms for restrain

References in periodicals archive ?
Occurring in the structure, 'has prompted doctors to refrain her from taking painkillers', the word refrain is confused with restrain. Although the two words overlap semantically to a point where a blithely inattentive user would find them undistinguishable, a circumspect user should be able to identify the usage and semantic boundaries between them.
To restrain is to stop yourself or someone else from doing or saying something: (1) The crowd restrained the angry man from killing his wife.
November 3, 2017 (JUBA) [yen]" A South Sudanese citizen living in the United States has rejected a court ruling, which restrained her from attacking Pagan Amum Okiech, a former secretary general of South Sudan's ruling party (SPLM).
In March 2017, a court in Denver restrained Amira Ali from hate speeches and abuses directed towards Amum and family for a year.
restrained as to property she presently possesses or debts (narrowly
defined) she currently owes, but also she is restrained as to debtor
This interpretation, according to the OLC--though somewhat erroneous because the Bill of Rights does not grant rights, but restrains government from violating them--makes sense in light of English law, from which the Founders drew much of their inspiration, and in light of the various colonial laws at the time.
In short, the modern twisted translation of the Second Amendment by liberal activists doesn't even resemble the protection built into the Bill of Rights whereby the government is restrained from violating our God-given right to individual self-defense.
The failure of campaign finance reform further restrains Catholic political power.
With just 3 million members, the National Rifle Association has thwarted every common-sense attempt to restrain the arming of America in spite of the continuing mayhem in our cities and schools.
A 30m diameter cable ring restrains the centre of the cable net.
The writ also restrains the national Chairman(5th defendant), INEC (2ND defendant), IGP (3RD defendant), D-G DSS ( 4th), Simeon (9th), Aroyehun (7th) and Labour Party (1st defendant) from either parading themselves or interfering in the activities of the party.
Owolabi and two others in the suit prayed the court to restrain the defendants from interfering with issues pertaining to the party were also joined in the suit.
(548) So, for example, a restraining notice served at the time a third party owes a contingent broker's fee for property not yet purchased effectively restrains payment of the fee when the deal closes.
Restrained eaters are not necessarily successful dieters, and their behavior is determined by their continuous efforts to lose weight.