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Synonyms for contain
kənˈteɪncon·tain

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Wiktionary

  1. containverb

    : To hold inside.

    Synonyms:
    enclose, inhold

  2. containverb

    : To include as a part.

    Synonyms:
    inhold, incorporate, embody, comprise

    Antonyms:
    omit, exclude

  3. containverb

    : To limit through restraint.

    Synonyms:
    repress, curb, stifle, restrict, restrain, control

    Antonyms:
    release, vent

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contain

    Synonyms:
    hold, include, comprise, embrace, comprehend, inclose

    Antonyms:
    drop, exclude, extrude, emit, discharge, afford, yield, produce

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incorporate, contain, compriseverb

    include or contain; have as a component

    "A totally new idea is comprised in this paper"; "The record contains many old songs from the 1930's"

    Synonyms:
    constitute, hold in, be, represent, hold back, control, moderate, take, hold, make up, comprise, check, incorporate, consist, integrate, carry, stop, turn back, arrest, bear, curb

  2. hold, bear, carry, containverb

    contain or hold; have within

    "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"

    Synonyms:
    run, hold in, incorporate, make, endure, view as, carry, book, assume, concur, have, maintain, hold, moderate, sustain, take over, retain, stop, nurse, stock, defy, support, persuade, turn out, guard, deport, prevail, have a bun in the oven, comprise, declare, pay, behave, withstand, adjudge, tolerate, deliver, channel, accommodate, abide, control, transmit, stomach, harbour, dribble, birth, stockpile, reserve, check, hold back, stick out, brook, give, take hold, go for, take, express, suffer, apply, comport, obtain, acquit, impart, pack, bind, stand, have got, extend, entertain, post, expect, curb, convey, restrain, keep, give birth, concord, keep back, oblige, transport, throw, arrest, wear, conduct, deem, sway, bear, hold up, take for, turn back, harbor, defend, put up, confine, accept, admit, digest, yield, gestate, halt, obligate, agree

  3. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderateverb

    lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

    "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"

    Synonyms:
    crack, ensure, mark, hold in, jibe, verify, gibe, mince, make, declare, lead, tick off, view as, carry, book, operate, concur, have, maintain, master, hold, moderate, sustain, learn, checker, check out, match, stamp down, conquer, retain, stop, nurse, defy, condition, assure, tame, cut back, guard, prevail, manipulate, comprise, break, suss out, check off, withstand, adjudge, suppress, accommodate, curb, check up on, control, look into, ascertain, harbour, insure, soften, go over, reserve, check, hold back, give, take hold, train, go for, see, conceal, take, deem, incorporate, support, find out, obtain, discipline, apply, chasten, check over, restrict, bind, tone down, have got, entertain, subdue, temper, correspond, command, restrain, keep, concord, keep back, oblige, fit, throw, keep in line, arrest, check into, tally, enclose, bear, inhibit, determine, hold up, retard, take for, turn back, harbor, chequer, delay, watch, defend, see to it, confine, chair, admit, curtail, tick, halt, obligate, agree, mark off

  4. containverb

    be divisible by

    "24 contains 6"

    Synonyms:
    curb, take, comprise, moderate, hold in, arrest, hold back, check, carry, incorporate, stop, control, hold, turn back, bear

  5. contain, take, holdverb

    be capable of holding or containing

    "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"

    Synonyms:
    require, read, hold in, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, declare, lead, ingest, view as, take on, carry, deal, assume, take hold, have, maintain, hold, choose, sustain, study, learn, fill, have got, necessitate, retain, consume, nurse, drive, hire, support, consider, need, rent, prevail, comprise, entertain, pick out, book, withstand, adjudge, keep back, contract, accommodate, adopt, control, remove, demand, harbour, lease, stop, take aim, check, hold back, take up, give, train, go for, strike, use up, select, take, engage, incorporate, film, make, claim, apply, get, concord, get hold of, bind, exact, take away, pack, throw, call for, take in, bring, curb, submit, convey, restrain, keep, shoot, aim, oblige, defend, direct, charter, arrest, obtain, deem, bear, concur, subscribe, halt, agree, turn back, hold up, harbor, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, confine, accept, moderate, guide, admit, reserve, defy, guard, ask, take for, obligate, conduct

  6. check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold backverb

    hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

    "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"

    Synonyms:
    ensure, hold on, hold in, bar, collar, jibe, incorporate, tick off, control, carry, fit, gibe, run off, hold, moderate, cop, learn, checker, barricade, check out, mark off, retain, stop, pick up, condition, double back, assure, finish, tally, comprise, reverse, return, suss out, kibosh, check off, check over, stop over, match, check up on, cease, look into, ascertain, mark, insure, regress, forbear, go over, check, train, arrest, hold back, lay off, retrovert, quit, chase away, hold off, take, conceal, halt, block, catch, find out, see, discipline, terminate, wait, drive off, get, give up, nail, backtrack, intercept, revert, correspond, curb, restrain, keep, drive away, keep back, check into, blockade, invert, bear, determine, nab, dispel, retard, crack, turn back, watch, block off, break off, see to it, break, discontinue, end, block up, tick, chequer, drive out, apprehend, agree, delay

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. containverb

    Synonyms:
    comprehend, comprise, embrace, include, embody

  2. containverb

    Synonyms:
    hold, have capacity for

  3. containverb

    Synonyms:
    restrain, keep in check

  4. containverb

    Synonyms:
    be continent, live in continence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. containverb

    Synonyms:
    comprise, embody, include, comprehend, hold, restrain

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How to use contain in a sentence?

  1. Mark Meadows one week:

    The only person waving a white flag, along with a white mask, is Joe Biden. I mean when we look at this, we're going to defeat the virus. We're not going to control it. We will try to contain it as best we can.

  2. Alyssa Burnison:

    Beets contain the antioxidant betalains, which give red beetroots their natural, vibrant red color. Beetroots are also a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium and iron.

  3. Ben Carson:

    It reminds us that there are those out there who have a thirst for innocent blood in an attempt to spread their philosophy and their will across this globe, and we must redouble our efforts and our resolve to resist them. Not only to contain them, but to eliminate that kind of hatred in the world.

  4. Heather Kerr:

    We are at a crossroads. If we don't take urgent steps to contain this, the outbreak might last another six months, if not the whole year, it is paramount to convince communities that Ebola is an urgent and real concern. People have disrupted funerals because they didn't believe the deceased had succumbed to the virus. Aid workers were threatened because it was believed they spread Ebola.

  5. Paul Offit:

    First of all, that wasn't true. Those two proteins are very different. It's like saying you and I both have the same social security number because they both contain the number five. So that was wrong to begin with, if it was affecting fertility, if natural infection was affecting fertility, then birth rates should have gone down, but that's not what happened. Birth rates have actually gone up slightly. So, those are two pieces of evidence that argue against this vaccine or natural infection in any sense affecting fertility.


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