Restrain and Suppress


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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

Suppress is a synonym for restrain in control topic. In some cases you can use "Suppress" instead a verb "Restrain", when it comes to topics like check, hold back, put down. popular alternative
Nearby Words: restraint, restricted, restraining
Synonyms for Restrain


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Suppress verb – Control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior.
Restrain is a synonym for suppress in activity topic. You can use "Restrain" instead a verb "Suppress", if it concerns topics such as check, control, conceal, put down. popular alternative
Nearby Words: suppression, suppressing, suppressor, suppressant
Synonyms for Suppress

Common collocations

ability restrain ability suppress ability
urge restrain urge suppress urge
power restrain power suppress power
nature restrain nature suppress nature
Other nouns: effect, magic, laughter, enemy, emotions, powers, enemies, tendencies, urges, impulses.

Both words in one sentence

  • Slave Collar In Bleach, the device used to restrain Rukia and suppress her powers takes the form of a red collar with four ropes leading off of it (which can be removed).
    Source: Slave Collar
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