Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) restrain, confine, hold, constrain (to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement) "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
- S: (v) restrain, encumber, cumber (restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult)
- S: (v) restrain (prevent (someone or something) from doing something) "security guards restrained the reporter from throwing another shoe"
- S: (v) restrain, keep, keep back, hold back (prevent the action or expression of) "hold back your anger"; "keep your cool"; "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"
- S: (adj) restrained, reticent, unemotional (cool and formal in manner)
- S: (adj) restrained (under restraint)
- S: (adj) moderate, restrained (marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes) "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
- S: (adj) quiet, restrained (not showy or obtrusive) "clothes in quiet good taste"
- S: (adj) guarded, restrained (prudent) "guarded optimism"