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Synonyms for inhibit

Synonyms for (verb) inhibit

Synonyms: inhibit, curb, conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress Definition: to put down by force or authority Usage: suppress a nascent uprising; stamp down on littering; conquer one's desires

Similar words: contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, check, moderate Definition: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits Usage: moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger

Synonyms: inhibit Definition: limit the range or extent of Usage: Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs

Similar words: restrain, restrict, confine, bound, limit, trammel, throttle Definition: place limits on (extent or access) Usage: restrict the use of this parking lot; limit the time you can spend with your friends

Synonyms: inhibit, suppress, bottle up Definition: control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior

Similar words: keep, keep back, restrain, hold back Definition: keep under control; keep in check Usage: suppress a smile; Keep your temper; keep your cool

Synonyms: inhibit Definition: limit, block, or decrease the action or function of Usage: inhibit the action of the enzyme; inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction

Similar words: hinder, impede Definition: be a hindrance or obstacle to Usage: She is impeding the progress of our project