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Synonyms for keep back

Synonyms for (verb) keep back

Synonyms: keep back, withhold Definition: hold back; refuse to hand over or share Usage: The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room

Similar words: deny, refuse Definition: refuse to let have Usage: She denies me every pleasure; he denies her her weekly allowance

Synonyms: keep back, hold, hold back, retain Definition: secure and keep for possible future use or application Usage: The landlord retained the security deposit; I reserve the right to disagree

Similar words: hold on, keep Definition: retain possession of Usage: Can I keep my old stuffed animals?; She kept her maiden name after she married

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

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