Keep and Restrain

Keep

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Keep verb – To keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression).
Usage example: at least try to keep your temper during the holiday meal

Restrain is a synonym for keep in prevent topic. In some cases you can use "Restrain" instead a verb "Keep", when it comes to topics like restraint, detain, abstain. popular alternative
Nearby Words: keeping, keeper
Synonyms for Keep

Restrain

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Restrain verb – To keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression).
Usage example: the victim's family members were unable to restrain their emotions upon hearing the verdict

Keep is a synonym for restrain in hold back topic. You can use "Keep" instead a verb "Restrain", if it concerns topics such as restraint, prevent, abstain. popular alternative
Nearby Words: restraint, restricted, restraining
Synonyms for Restrain

Common collocations

character keep character restrain character
power keep power restrain power
people keep people restrain people
way keep way restrain way
Other nouns: secret, magic, enemy, friends, powers, enemies.

Both words in one sentence

  • The other two have to physically restrain him to keep him from charging a drunk and sleeping Benny.
  • On the other hand, Tess has to constantly restrain her emotions to keep herself from accidentally activating her powers and choking those around her to death.
  • One of Harvey's goals is to keep John alive for Scorpius, but another goal is to restrain John from attacking Scorpius...
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Restrain and Keep. (2016). Retrieved 2021, May 12, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/keep/restrain
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