Synonyms for (verb) confine

Synonyms: 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

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: circumscribe, limit, confine

Definition: restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff


Synonyms: hold, confine, restrain

Definition: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

Usage: This holds the local until the express passengers change trains; About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade; The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center; The terrorists held the journalists for ransom

Similar words: incapacitate, disable, disenable

Definition: make unable to perform a certain action

Usage: disable this command on your computer


Synonyms: confine

Definition: prevent from leaving or from being removed

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: enclose, hold in, confine

Definition: close in; darkness enclosed him"

Similar words: hold, carry, contain, bear

Definition: contain or hold; have within

Usage: The jar carries wine; The canteen holds fresh water; This can contains water