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Synonyms for shackle
ˈʃæk əlshack·le

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shackle

    Binding is primarily by something flexible, as a cord or bandage drawn closely around an object or group of objects, as when we bind up a wounded limb. We bind a sheaf of wheat with a cord; we tie the cord in a knot; we fasten by any means that will make things hold together, as a board by nails, or a door by a lock. The verbs tie and fasten are scarcely used in the figurative sense, tho, using the noun, we speak of the ties of affection. Bind has an extensive figurative use. One is bound by conscience or honor; he is obliged by some imperious necessity; engaged by his own promise; compelled by physical force or its moral equivalent.

    bind, compel, engage, fasten, fetter, fix, oblige, restrain, restrict, secure, tie

    free, loose, set free, unbind, unfasten, unloose, untie

    Bind to a pillar; unto an altar; to a service; bind one with chains or in chains; one is bound by a contract; a splint is bound upon a limb; the arms may be bound to the sides or behind the back; bind a wreath about, around, or round the head; twigs are bound in or into fagots; for military purposes, they are bound at both ends and in the middle; one is bound by a contract, or bound under a penalty to fulfil a contract.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shacklenoun

    fetter, gype, chain, obstruction, embarrassment

    aid, assistance, subsidiary, help

  2. shackleverb

    fetter, bind, chain, hamper, harness, impede

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shackle, bond, hamper, trammelnoun

    a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

    bail, bond certificate, bond paper, adherence, bail bond, chemical bond, adhesiveness, hamper, alliance, adhesion, trammel, bond, trammel net, attachment

  2. shackleverb

    a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar

    bond, trammel, hamper

  3. pinion, shackleverb

    bind the arms of

    fetter, pinion

  4. fetter, shackleverb

    restrain with fetters

    fetter, pinion

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shacklenoun

    FETTER, gyve, chain, hamper, MANACLE, handcuff

  2. shackleverb

    fetter, chain, manacle, hamper

  3. shackleverb

    trammel, embarrass, obstruct, impede, restrict

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shacklenoun

    handcuff, manacle, fetter

  2. shackleverb

    manacle, hamper, fetter, impede, trammel

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shackle":

    manila, necklace

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How to use shackle in a sentence?

  1. Kim Su-jung:

    I believe this ruling frees women from one shackle that had been suffocating them.

  2. Councilman Jeffrey Johnson:

    The treatment of the family is unacceptable, it just shows the lack of training when we shackle a grieving sister, threaten a grieving mother and not even take care of a child lying on the ground.

  3. Igor Stravinsky:

    My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self of the chains that shackle the spirit.

  4. Former President Jimmy Carter:

    What we inherited from the past must not be permitted to shackle us in the future. State of the Union Address January 19, 1977

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