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Synonyms for curb
kɜrbcurb

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. curb

    Govern carries the idea of authoritative administration or some exercise of authority that is at once effective and continuous; control is effective, but may be momentary or occasional. One controls what he holds or can hold at will absolutely in check; as, a skilful horseman controls a spirited horse; a person controls his temper; we say to one who is excited, "control yourself." A person commands another when he has, or claims, the right to make that other do his will, with power of inflicting penalty if not obeyed; he controls another whom he can effectually prevent from doing anything contrary to his will; he governs one whom he actually does cause, regularly or constantly, to obey his will; a parent may command a child whom he can not govern or control. The best teachers are not greatly prone to command, but govern or control their pupils largely by other means. Command is, however, often used in the sense of securing, as well as requiring, submission or obedience, as when we speak of a commanding influence; a man commands the situation when he can shape events as he pleases; a fortress commands the region when no enemy can pass against its resistance. Govern implies the exercise of knowledge and judgment as well as power. To rule is more absolute and autocratic than to govern; to sway is to move by quiet but effectual influence; to mold is not only to influence feeling and action, but to shape character; to manage is to secure by skilful contrivance the doing of one's will by those whom one can not directly control; a wise mother, by gentle means, sways the feelings and molds the lives of her children; to be able to manage servants is an important element of good housekeeping. The word reign, once so absolute, now simply denotes that one holds the official station of sovereign in a monarchy, with or without effective power; the Queen of England reigns; the Czar of Russia both reigns and rules.

    Synonyms:
    command, control, direct, govern, influence, manage, mold, reign, reign over, restrain, rule, sway

    Antonyms:
    be in subjection, be subject, comply, obey, submit, yield

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. curbverb

    Synonyms:
    restrain, cohibit, hold, repress, check, moderate

    Antonyms:
    indulge, liberate, release, emancipate, loose, urge, free, incite, instigate, impel

Princeton's WordNet

  1. curb, curbing, kerbnoun

    an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)

    Synonyms:
    curbing, curb bit, check, kerb, bridle

  2. curb, curb bitnoun

    a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse

    Synonyms:
    curbing, curb bit, check, kerb, bridle

  3. American Stock Exchange, AMEX, Curbnoun

    a stock exchange in New York

    Synonyms:
    curbing, curb bit, check, kerb, bridle

  4. 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, bridle, 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, checkout

  5. 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, 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, contain, 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

  6. suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curbverb

    to put down by force or authority

    "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"

    Synonyms:
    chasten, capture, get over, master, crush, conquer, moderate, quash, keep down, surmount, restrict, suppress, bottle up, crucify, subjugate, reduce, control, stamp down, hold, seize, subordinate, tame, mortify, hold in, curtail, appropriate, contain, oppress, inhibit, cut back, overcome, subdue, repress, check

  7. curbverb

    keep to the curb

    "curb your dogs"

    Synonyms:
    restrict, curtail, subdue, conquer, moderate, inhibit, check, hold in, cut back, contain, stamp down, control, suppress, hold

  8. restrict, curtail, curb, cut backverb

    place restrictions on

    "curtail drinking in school"

    Synonyms:
    suppress, bring down, qualify, conquer, moderate, throttle, trim down, flash back, prune, inhibit, cut, trammel, trim back, lop, trim, cut down, reduce, control, subdue, stamp down, hold, cut short, confine, restrain, restrict, clip, hold in, curtail, contain, bound, limit, cut back, snip, crop, dress, check

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. curbnoun

    Synonyms:
    CHECK, restraint, hinderance, bridle

  2. curbnoun

    Synonyms:
    curb-stone

  3. curbverb

    Synonyms:
    check, restrain, control, bridle, put under restraint, keep under

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. curbverb

    Synonyms:
    check, restrain, control, repress, bridle

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How to use curb in a sentence?

  1. John Thune:

    I have yet to meet someone who says they enjoy receiving those unwanted and illegal robocalls that plague our phones, whether we're at home, at work, or in the car, which is why the TRACED Act takes several important steps in the fight to curb this scourge.

  2. Avi Schiffmann:

    When I researched what tools Ukrainian refugees had to get connected to hosts, they weren't very efficient, this website allows refugees to not have to sit on a curb in some European country during the winter while they wait for one overwhelmed group or another to connect them.

  3. Adam Sacarny:

    I think if there is a way to make these letters effective it may be one tool in the arsenal to curb the high rate of opioid deaths.

  4. Dominic Manecke:

    One young black female took a step off( the curb) and the cop kind of took that, I guess,' sideways.' Instantly, a white man kind of came to Joyce Beatty defense and then was instantly body-slammed to the ground. Joyce Beatty runs out into the street to hold back the cop and the protesters. Another cop comes up with his bike and pushes Joyce Beatty out of the way... and then it's naturally getting heated... that one cop pulls, I don't know why he does it, he pulls out his Mace and does what he does.

  5. The CDC:

    COVID-19 vaccines have undergone – and will continue to undergo – the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.Vaccinatingchildrenwill help protect them from getting COVID-19 and therefore reducing their risk of severedisease, hospitalizations, or developing long-term COVID-19 complications.Getting your children vaccinated can help protect them against COVID-19, as well as reduce disruptions to in-person learning and activities by helping curb community transmission, we know from our experience with the Delta variant that this virus is unpredictable, and we cannot afford to be complacent. It is critical to use science and data to guide our decisions about the pandemic and school COVID-19 plans.


Translations for curb

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  • обуздавам, спирачка, обуздаване, юзда, слагам юздаBulgarian
  • beherrschen, Einschränkung, Beherrschung, mäßigen, einschränken, Kandare, bändigen, zurückhalten, Zurückhaltung, Beschränkung, Zwang, Mäßigung, hemmenGerman
  • bordilloSpanish
  • endiguer, restreindreFrench
  • srianScottish Gaelic
  • नियंत्रणHindi
  • frenare, tenere a frenoItalian
  • beteugelen, intomenDutch
  • сдерживать, укрощатьRussian
  • கட்டுப்படுத்துTamil

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