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Synonyms for contain
kənˈteɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incorporate, contain, comprise(verb)

    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, contain(verb)

    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, moderate(verb)

    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. contain(verb)

    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, hold(verb)

    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 back(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. contain(verb)

    : To hold inside.

    Synonyms:
    enclose, inhold

  2. contain(verb)

    : To include as a part.

    Synonyms:
    comprise, embody, incorporate, inhold

    Antonyms:
    exclude, omit

  3. contain(verb)

    : To limit through restraint.

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

    Antonyms:
    vent, release

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contain

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    comprehend, comprise, embrace, include, embody

  2. contain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    hold, have capacity for

  3. contain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    restrain, keep in check

  4. contain(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be continent, live in continence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contain(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    include, contains, containing, curb, stem, provide, hold, containment, restrain, incorporate

How to pronounce contain?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say contain in sign language?

  1. contain

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How to use contain in a sentence?

  1. State Department:

    The State Department will be denying in full seven email chains, found in 22 documents representing 37 pages, the documents are being upgraded at the request of the Intelligence Community because they contain a category of Top Secret information ... These documents were not marked classified at the time they were sent.

  2. Wellington Moreira Franco:

    There is a political crisis that is deepening the economic crisis, and the government's ability to handle its coalition in Congress has diminished drastically, we have to build a national agreement as soon as possible to restore confidence, contain inflation, rebalance the government's accounts and restore growth.

  3. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum:

    It is scary to know that certain products sold by GNC contain an ingredient that is not even labeled - let alone approved in the United States.

  4. Muhammad Ali:

    Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams. They have different names but all contain water. Religions have different names, but all contain truth.

  5. Secretary Alex Azar:

    The actions we have taken and continue to take complement the work of China and the World Health Organization to contain the outbreak within China.


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