Definitions: (noun) A restraint is something that stops people from doing something. (noun) A restraint is a strap or other thing that holds a person in place, like a seatbelt in a car or handcuffs that the police use to hold someone. (noun) Restraint is the quality people show when they don’t do something they shouldn’t do.
Examples: (noun) Legal restraints are necessary to limit the power of big corporations. (noun) A baby needs the right kind of restraint to ride safely in a car. (noun) He was much older than his brother, so showed restraint when they were play-fighting.
Synonyms: nouns: self-control, caution, discipline. limit, reduction, restriction.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9 E