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Synonyms for hold in

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enclose, hold in, confine(verb)

    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, 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, 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 in(verb)

    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

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

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 say hold in in sign language?

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How to use hold in in a sentence?

  1. Jasper Lawler:

    A bout of risk aversion took hold in markets last week ...Uncertainty is evident again on Monday.

  2. Frances Watkins Harper:

    Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity.

  3. Tomas Kaberger:

    There is a more realistic attitude toward nuclear power taking hold in Japan so it would not surprise me to see a significantly larger role for renewable energy in the next energy plan.

  4. Tom Rath:

    He's asking his people to hold in place until he makes a decision, which those of us who worked for him before are willing to do.

  5. Butte County Public Health:

    At this time, organizations that hold in-person services or gatherings are putting the health and safety of their congregations, the general public and our local ability to open up at great risk.

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