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hold in

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hold in

    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.

    Synonyms:
    abridge, bridle, check, circumscribe, confine, constrain, curb, hinder, hold, hold back, keep, keep back, keep down, keep in, keep under, repress, restrain, restrict, suppress, withhold

    Antonyms:
    aid, animate, arouse, emancipate, encourage, excite, free, impel, incite, let loose, release, set free

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enclose, hold in, confineverb

    close in; darkness enclosed him"

    Synonyms:
    confine, curb, wrap, 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

  2. 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, 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, 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

  3. conceal, hold back, hold inverb

    hold back; keep from being perceived by others

    "She conceals her anger well"

    Synonyms:
    arrest, keep, restrain, hold back, confine, hold off, moderate, hold, check, conceal, retain, contain, keep back, forbear, enclose, wait, stop, hide, curb, control, turn back

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Editors Contribution

  1. choke back (verb)

    fail to control one’s emotions

    they choked back tears (feelings; anger; disappointment, etc.)

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hold in

    Synonyms:
    (Active.) check, restrain, repress, rein in

  2. hold in

    Synonyms:
    (Neuter.) restrain one's self

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hold in

    Synonyms:
    restrain, curb, check, repress, retain, rein

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How to use hold in in a sentence?

  1. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America 1835:

    There are now two great nations in the world, which starting from different points, seem to be advancing toward the same goal: the Russians and the Anglo-Americans...Each seems called by some secret design of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world.

  2. Heidi Shierholz:

    Even though we don't know if the historical record will hold in this case, it's an extremely valid concern that not all of those people are going to get called back.

  3. Roger Stone:

    I have found, as I'm sure you can see, if people have a choice of giving you $ 25 or giving you $ 25 and getting a signed paperweight in return, they'd rather have something they can hold in their hand, it's marketing.

  4. Marcus Aurelius:

    Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is colored by such impressions.

  5. Maxim Behar:

    We in the PR industry now hold in our hands new tools for announcing news - and those tools are beyond exciting! These new tools are faster, more reliable, and - what probably matters most - they are interactive.


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