Synonyms of contain in English:


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1‘government often contained men from both sides of the party divide’

include, comprise, take in, incorporate, involve, encompass, embrace, embody
consist of, be made up, be composed of

2‘the boat contained four people’

hold, have capacity for, have room for, have seating for, have space for, carry, accommodate, seat

3‘he must contain his hatred’

restrain, curb, rein in, suppress, repress, stifle, subdue, quell, limit, swallow, bottle up, keep under control, keep back, hold in, keep in check
control, master, gain control over, gain mastery over