Synonyms for confine
kənˈfaɪn for 1, 2, 5, 6 ; ˈkɒn faɪn for 3, 4con·fine
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttleverb
place limits on (extent or access)
"restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
spring, strangle, snare, intimidate, rebound, qualify, ricochet, choke, throttle, circumscribe, hold back, fix, trammel, entrap, take a hop, hold in, determine, encumber, define, specify, border, strangulate, keep, reverberate, recoil, cumber, curb, constrain, hold, ensnare, bounce, leap, restrain, restrict, jump, bound, curtail, detain, trap, resile, limit, keep back, cut back, set, enclose
limit, circumscribe, confineverb
restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
prevent from leaving or from being removed
enclose, hold in, confineverb
close in; darkness enclosed him"
curb, wrap, hold in, enwrap, trammel, restrain, hold back, control, bound, moderate, enfold, stick in, put in, hold, restrict, check, conceal, insert, circumscribe, enclose, shut in, limit, envelop, detain, introduce, inclose, close in, throttle, contain
deprive of freedom; take into confinement
restrain, confine, holdverb
to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
accommodate, book, support, intimidate, retain, hold in, throttle, circumscribe, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, restrict, deem, hold up, arrest, guard, take, have, concord, trammel, check, make, take for, go for, encumber, throw, defy, control, harbor, halt, keep, obligate, cumber, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, constrain, curb, hold, moderate, bind, have got, restrain, declare, withstand, view as, bound, detain, contain, concur, maintain, limit, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, obtain, enclose, agree, bear
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How to use confine in a sentence?
I don't confine my comments to the NCAA within the United States. I would say internationally that's an area where there needs to be much more done because there are young athletes who are tempted to cheat in order to try to get the professional contracts, i don't think you can even say that there's such a thing as an amateur athlete these days except within the college system in this country.
It is unacceptable to confine orcas to barren tanks that, to them, are the size of a bathtub.
I have told states to not confine only to Maggi, but extend to other manufacturers of noodles, why should we isolate Nestle? It's not a question of targeting.
That is driving the space. It means we can't confine our business model to finding a new chemical entity, we need branded and generic drugs, medical devices and diagnostic capabilities.
Joe Biden has said,' I want to do everything I can in a bipartisan way to build the infrastructure of our country, but I will not confine President Joe Biden vision for the country,'.
Translations for confine
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- граници, предел, ограничавамBulgarian
- omezovat, poutat, tísnitCzech
- περιορισμός, περιορίζωGreek
- confín, raya, confinarSpanish
- rajata, rajoittaa, rajaFinnish
- limite, confinerFrench
- v.감금하다 n.감금Korean
- whakatina, whakatikiMāori
- beperken, limiet, inperken, begrenzenDutch
- confim, confinarPortuguese
- ограничить, лимит, граница, ограничивать, пределRussian
- inskränka, begränsaSwedish
- నిర్బంధించు, పరిమితము చేయు, పరిమితముTelugu
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