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Definition of Restrain

Restrain

  1. To draw back again; to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force, or by any interposing obstacle; to repress or suppress; to keep down; to curb.
  2. To draw back toghtly, as a rein.
  3. To hinder from unlimited enjoiment; to abridge.
  4. To limit; to confine; to restrict.
  5. To withhold; to forbear.

Restrain Quotations

A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.
Thomas Jefferson

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
Thomas Jefferson

The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Chanakya

It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
Adam Smith
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Restrain Translations

restrain in Afrikaans is regeer
restrain in Danish is regere, lede
restrain in Dutch is bedwingen, beteugelen, betomen
restrain in Finnish is hallita
restrain in French is contraignez, contraignons, gouverner, contrains
restrain in Latin is retineo, prohibitio, compescor, coerceo, freno
restrain in Portuguese is reger, contenha
restrain in Spanish is capitanear, refrenar

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