Synonyms of restrain in English:

restrain


See definition of restrain

verb

1‘Charles restrained his anger’

SYNONYMS
control, keep under control, check, hold in check, keep in check, curb, suppress, repress, contain, keep within bounds, limit, regulate, restrict, moderate, dampen, put a brake on, subdue, smother, choke back, stifle, bridle, leash, bit, muzzle, bottle up, cork, rein back, rein in, keep in
informal keep the lid on
ANTONYMS

provoke, encourage

2‘she had to restrain herself from slamming the receiver down’

SYNONYMS
prevent, stop, keep, hold back
hinder, impede, hamper, restrict, constrain, obstruct
archaic hold
ANTONYMS

force

3‘a court could restrain a doctor from continuing treatment’

SYNONYMS
prohibit, ban, bar, disallow, interdict
forbid, veto, proscribe
enjoin
ANTONYMS

compel, encourage

4‘the insane used to be restrained with straitjackets’

SYNONYMS
tie up, bind, strap, truss, pinion, lash, tether, chain, chain up, fetter, shackle, manacle, put in irons, handcuff