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Synonyms for contain
kənˈteɪncon·tain

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Wiktionary2.7 / 3 votes

  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 Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  1. contain

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

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

Princeton's WordNet1.5 / 2 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. containverb

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

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How to use contain in a sentence?

  1. Gary Coody:

    We're finding an alarming number of these products sold online and in retail stores, we've seen pills, coffees, chewing gum and dissolvable oral strips that contain hidden drug ingredients or untested chemicals.

  2. Luther Markwart:

    The law has been very clear that the required disclosure is going to be for those crops or ingredients that contain the genetic material.

  3. Lucas Chancel:

    Europe, with its very generous system of access to public services, has been able so far to contain the rise of inequalities, whereas the US has not been as much able to do so over the past decades.

  4. Kim Rok-ho:

    Even as the number of smartphone shipments slow down, each smartphone will contain memory chips with bigger capacity and better performance, which, for memory chip makers, makes up for a slowdown in the number of total smartphones.

  5. Michael Brown:

    And that's because it does not contain asbestos.


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