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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section I. General Intersocial Volition
 
751. Restraint.
 
  
NOUN:RESTRAINT; hindrance [See Hindrance]; coercion (compulsion) [See Compulsion]; cohibition [rare], constraint, repression; discipline, control.
  limitation, restriction, protection, monopoly; prohibition [See Prohibition]; economic pressure.
  CONFINEMENT, restringency [obs.], durance, duress; imprisonment; incarceration, coarctation [obs.], entombment, mancipation [obs.], thrall; thralldom (subjection) [See Subjection]; durance vile, limbo, captivity; blockade; detention camp; quarantine station.
  ARREST, arrestation [rare], arrestment, custody.
  KEEP, care, charge, ward.
  curb (means of restraint) [See Prison]; lettres de cachet [F.].
  REPRESSIONIST, monopolist, protectionist.
  PRISONER [See Prisoner].
  
VERB:RESTRAIN, check; put -, lay- under restraint, put under arrest; enthrall or enthral, inthrall or inthral, bethrall or bethral; restrict; debar (hinder) [See Hindrance]; constrain; coerce (compel) [See Compulsion]; curb, control; hold -, keep- -back, - from, - in, - in check, - within bounds; hold in -leash, - leading strings; withhold.
  repress, suppress; keep under; smother; pull in, rein in; hold, - fast; keep a tight hand on; prohibit [See Prohibition]; inhibit, cohibit.
  FASTEN (join) [See Junction]; enchain, fetter, shackle; entrammel, trammel; bridle, muzzle, hopple, gag, pinion, manacle, handcuff, tie one’s hands, hobble, bind, bind hand and foot; swathe, swaddle; pin down, tether; picket; tie, - up, - down; peg -out, - down; keep [archaic], secure; forge fetters.
  CONFINE; shut -up, - in; clap up, lock up, box up, mew up, bottle up, cork up, seal up, button up; hem in, bolt in, wall in, rail in; impound, pen, coop; inclose (circumscribe) [See Circumscription]; cage; incage or encage; close the door upon, cloister; imprison, jug [slang], immure; incarcerate, entomb; clap -, lay- under hatches; put in -irons, - a strait-waistcoat; throw -, cast- into prison; put into bilboes.
  ARREST; take -up, - charge of, - into custody; restringe [rare], cohibit [rare]; take -, make- -prisoner, - captive; captivate [rare]; lead -captive, - into captivity; send -, commit- to prison; commit; give in -charge, - custody; subjugate [See Subjection].
  
ADJECTIVE:RESTRAINED, constrained; imprisoned &c. v.; pent up; jammed in, packed in, wedged in; under -restraint, - lock and key, - hatches; in swaddling clothes; on parole; serving -, doing- time [colloq. or slang]; in irons, in the guardhouse; in custody (prisoner) [See Prisoner]; cohibitive [rare]; mancipatory [Rom. law]; coactive (compulsory) [See Compulsion].
  icebound, windbound, weatherbound; “cabined, cribbed, confined” [Macbeth]; in lob’s pound, laid by the heels.
  STIFF, restringent [obs.], narrow, prudish, strait-laced, hidebound, barkbound.
  
ADVERB:UNDER RESTRAINT, under discipline; in prison, in jail, in durance vile, in confinement; behind bars; in captivity, during captivity; under arrest; under prohibition; within limits, within bounds.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Checked like a bondman.—Julius Cæsar
  2. You forget yourself To hem me in.—Browning
  3. Her cabin’d ample spirit.—Arnold

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