Synonyms for (verb) contain

Synonyms: contain, hold back, arrest, check, stop, turn back

Definition: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

Usage: Arrest the downward trend; Check the growth of communism in South East Asia; Contain the rebel movement; Turn back the tide of communism

Similar words: defend

Definition: be on the defensive; act against an attack


Synonyms: 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

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: comprise, incorporate, contain

Definition: include or contain; have as a component

Usage: A totally new idea is comprised in this paper; The record contains many old songs from the 1930's

Similar words: include

Definition: have as a part, be made up out of

Usage: The list includes the names of many famous writers


Synonyms: hold, carry, contain, bear

Definition: contain or hold; have within

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

Similar words: include

Definition: have as a part, be made up out of

Usage: The list includes the names of many famous writers


Synonyms: hold, take, contain

Definition: be capable of holding or containing

Usage: This box won't take all the items; The flask holds one gallon

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: contain

Definition: be divisible by

Usage: 24 contains 6

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer