Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 751 (Restraint)

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#751. Restraint.-- N. restraint; hindrance &c. 706; coercion &c. (compulsion) 744; cohibition[obs], constraint, repression, suppression; discipline, control.

confinement; durance, duress; imprisonment; incarceration, coarctation|, entombment, mancipation[obs], durance vile, limbo, captivity; blockade.

arrest, arrestation[obs]; custody, keep, care, charge, ward, restringency[obs].

curb &c. (means of restraint) 752; lettres de cachet[Fr].

limitation, restriction, protection, monopoly; prohibition &c. 761.

prisoner &c. 754; repressionist[obs].

V. restrain, check; put under restraint, lay under restraint; enthral, enthrall, inthral[obs], inthrall[obs], bethral[obs], bethrall[obs]; restrict; debar &c. (hinder) 706; constrain; coerce &c. (compel) 744; curb, control; hold back, hold from, hold in, hold in check, hold within bounds, keep back, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep within bounds; hold in leash, hold in leading strings; withhold.

keep under; repress, suppress; smother; pull in, rein in; hold, hold fast; keep a tight hand on; prohibit &c. 761; inhibit, cohibit[obs].

enchain; fasten &c. (join) 43; fetter, shackle; entrammel[obs]; bridle, muzzle, hopple[obs], gag, pinion, manacle, handcuff, tie one's hands, hobble, bind hand and foot; swathe, swaddle; pin down, tether; picket; tie down, tie up; secure; forge fetters; disable, hamstring (incapacitate) 158.

confine; shut up, shut in; clap up, lock up, box up, mew up, bottle up, cork up, seal up, button up; hem in, bolt in, wall in, rail in; impound, pen, coop; inclose &c. (circumscribe) 229; cage; incage[obs], encage[obs]; close the door upon, cloister; imprison, immure; incarcerate, entomb; clap under hatches, lay under hatches; put in irons, put in a strait-waistcoat; throw into prison, cast into prison; put into bilboes.

arrest; take up, take charge of, take into custody; take prisoner, take captive, make prisoner, make captive; captivate; lead captive, lead into captivity; send to prison, commit to prison; commit; give in charge, give in custody; subjugate &c. 749.

Adj. restrained, constrained; imprisoned &c.v.; pent up; jammed in, wedged in; under lock and key, under restraint, under hatches; in swaddling clothes; on parole; in custody, doing time &c. (prisoner) 754; cohibitive[obs]; coactive &c. (compulsory) 744[obs].

stiff, restringent[obs], strait-laced, hidebound, barkbound[obs].

ice bound, wind bound, weather bound; "cabined cribbed confined" [Macbeth]; in Lob's pound, laid by the heels.