the act of controlling by restraining someone or something
"the unlawful restraint of trade"
discipline in personal and social activities
"he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
the state of being physically constrained
"dogs should be kept under restraint"
a rule or condition that limits freedom
"legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"
chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simpleness(noun)
lack of ornamentation
"the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
a device that retards something's motion
"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A bar is something that is or may be firmly fixed, ordinarily with intent to prevent entrance or egress; as, the bars of a prison cell; the bars of a wood-lot. A barrier obstructs, but is not necessarily impassable. Barrier is used of objects more extensive than those to which bar is ordinarily applied. A mountain range may be a barrier to exploration; but a mass of sand across the entrance to a harbor is called a bar. Discovered falsehood is a bar to confidence. Barricade has become practically a technical name for an improvised street fortification, and, unless in some way modified, is usually so understood. A parapet is a low or breast-high wall, as about the edge of a roof, terrace, etc., especially, in military use, such a wall for the protection of troops; a rampart is the embankment surrounding a fort, on which the parapet is raised; the word rampart is often used as including the parapet. Bulwark is a general word for any defensive wall or rampart; its only technical use at present is in nautical language, where it signifies the raised side of a ship above the upper deck, topped by the rail. Compare BOUNDARY; IMPEDIMENT.
A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.
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How to use restraint in a sentence?
Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.
I urge all sides at this time of rising tensions and rhetoric to de-escalate and exercise maximum restraint, and refrain from provocation.
Valenzuela was continually struggling to get away, once on the ground, during this struggle, Officer Smelser applied a vascular neck restraint technique to gain control, it is police policy that after any use of force, fire and ambulance are called upon to provide medical care, if necessary. Mr. Valenzuela was observed as non-responsive, EMS technicians attempted life-saving measures which were not successful.
The region deserves better than further destabilization provoked by American withdrawal. So we want to adhere to it and see to it that Iran does too, that Iran behaves with restraint.
I appeal to the youth not to resort to stone pelting and I also want to appeal to the security forces not to use pellets. I have told security forces to use maximum possible restraint.
Translations for restraint
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- spoutání, pouta, připoutáníCzech
- Einschränkung, Beherrschung, Kontrolle, Beschränkung, Zwang, Zurückhaltung, ZügelungGerman
- restricción, limitación, detención, controlSpanish
- pidättyväisyys, side, maltti, itsehillintäFinnish
- frein, retenueFrench
- casg, amaladh, bacadhScottish Gaelic
- ritegno, ritegniItalian
- ograniczenie, opanowanie, powściągliwośćPolish
- сдержанность, ограничение, сдерживание, сдерRussian
- kiềm chếVietnamese
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