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Synonyms for bridle
ˈbraɪd lbri·dle

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Wiktionary

  1. bridleverb

    Synonyms:
    restrain

  2. bridleverb

    To put a bridle on.

    Synonyms:
    restrain

  3. bridleverb

    To check, restrain, or control with, or as if with, a bridle; as in bridle your tongue.

    Synonyms:
    restrain

  4. bridleverb

    To show hostility or resentment.

    Immigrant-rights and religious organizations at the plan to favor highly skilled workers over relatives.

    Synonyms:
    restrain

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bridle

    To restrain is to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force. Constrain is positive; restrain is negative; one is constrained to an action; he is restrained from an action. Constrain refers almost exclusively to moral force, restrain frequently to physical force, as when we speak of putting one under restraint. To restrain an action is to hold it partially or wholly in check, so that it is under pressure even while it acts; to restrict an action is to fix a limit or boundary which it may not pass, but within which it is free. To repress, literally to press back, is to hold in check, and perhaps only temporarily, that which is still very active; it is a feebler word than restrain; to suppress is finally and effectually to put down; suppress is a much stronger word than restrain; as, to suppress a rebellion. Compare ARREST; BIND; KEEP.

    Synonyms:
    abridge, check, circumscribe, confine, constrain, curb, hinder, hold, hold back, hold in, keep, keep back, keep down, keep in, keep under, repress, restrain, restrict, suppress, withhold

    Antonyms:
    aid, animate, arouse, emancipate, encourage, excite, free, impel, incite, let loose, release, set free

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bridle

    Synonyms:
    curb, restrain, govern, control, master, moderate, compress

    Antonyms:
    loosen, liberate, relax, vent, discharge

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bridlenoun

    headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control

    Synonyms:
    curb, check

    Antonyms:
    unbridle

  2. bridle, check, curbverb

    the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

    "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"

    Synonyms:
    impediment, baulk, cheque, stay, confirmation, tick, hitch, curb bit, chip, handicap, assay, stoppage, balk, check, check-out procedure, kerb, bank check, tab, chit, curbing, halt, deterrent, check mark, hinderance, hindrance, substantiation, stop, arrest, verification, curb, checkout

    Antonyms:
    unbridle

  3. bridleverb

    anger or take offense

    "She bridled at his suggestion to elope"

    Antonyms:
    unbridle

  4. bridleverb

    put a bridle on

    "bridle horses"

    Antonyms:
    unbridle

  5. bridleverb

    respond to the reins, as of horses

    Antonyms:
    unbridle

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bridlenoun

    Synonyms:
    restraint, curb, check

  2. bridleverb

    Synonyms:
    restrain, control, check, curb, control, govern

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bridlenoun

    Synonyms:
    restraint, curb, check

  2. bridleverb

    Synonyms:
    restrain, curb, check, control

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bridle":

    bride, flange, tensioner

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How to use bridle in a sentence?

  1. Adolf Hitler.But King:

    It's unjust to simply put a politically correct bridle on someone and say,' You've got to do a background check on everybody that ever tweets something out before you can ever agree with a single sentence that they might put out,' and by the way I didn't even know it was his message. I thought it was a Breitbart message.

  2. Danish proverb:

    If three people say you are an ass, put on a bridle.

  3. Michel de Montaigne:

    So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination. ..And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do no bring forth in the agitation.

  4. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Reminiscence rides a serene mare with a fluffy duke at the bridle.


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