Synonyms of rein in English:

rein


See definition of rein

noun

1‘he has no rein on his own behaviour’

SYNONYMS
restraint, check, curb, constraint, restriction, limitation, control, bridle, brake

verb

1‘he reined in his horse’

SYNONYMS
restrain, check, curb, constrain, hold back, keep in check, keep under control, hold in, regulate, restrict, control, bridle, put the brakes on, slow down, curtail, limit, stop, arrest

Phrases

    keep a tight rein on


    SYNONYMS

    exercise strict control over, keep on a tight rein, allow little freedom to, regulate, manage, discipline, regiment, keep in line, rule with a rod of iron

    free rein

    ‘you'd be given free rein to run the show how you wanted it’


    SYNONYMS

    freedom, scope, a free hand, leeway, latitude, elbow room, space, room, flexibility, liberty, independence, play, slack, free play, leisure, licence, room to manoeuvre, scope for initiative, freedom of action, freedom from restriction, indulgence, laxity, margin

    informal

    wriggle room, wiggle room

    carte blanche