Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Restrain"

The meaning of "Restrain" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does restrain mean?
A: 1. To stop someone from moving.

The police restrained the man, so he could not run.
Q: What does to restrain from mean?
A: To hold back from doing something.
Q: What does restrain mean?
A: Restrain means to hold back or stop

Example sentences using "Restrain"

Q: Please show me example sentences with restrain.
A: thank you😊
Q: Please show me example sentences with restrain.
A: thank you!
Q: Please show me example sentences with to restrain from.
A: the ice cream looked so good I had to restrain from eating all of it
Q: Please show me example sentences with restrain.
A: "I will restrain you if you do not control yourself."

Synonyms of "Restrain" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between restrain and restrict ?
A: Restrain - to physically put limits on something. Restrict - to put conditions on something. "Karen had to be restrained because she would not follow the face mask restrictions.
Q: What is the difference between restrain and hold back and repress and detain ?
A: Restrain is used to describe the act of physically holding someone captive. It may or may not involve the use of force.
Example: The doctor used a straightjacket to restrain him for his own protection.

Detain is similar to restrain but it's typically used to describe the act of holding someone captive with the intent of preventing them from proceeding to a given destination. While detaining someone can involve the use of force, in my opinion, it's usually implied that force wasn't needed.
Example: He was detained at the security checkpoint because they suspected that he was a terrorist and wanted to prevent him from boarding the plane. He refused to comply so the security team were forced to restrain him.

Hold back may be used both figuratively and literally.
When used figuratively, hold back is a phrase used to describe the act of partially completing an action or choosing to complete an action poorly.
Example: Tell me everything. Don't hold back.
Example: During the tennis match, his performance was passable but he didn't play well enough to win. He must've been holding back for some reason.
When used in the literal sense, hold back is the act of physically holding something back.
Example: He used the sandbags to hold back the flood water that was approaching his house.

Repress is really a more specialized way of talking about suppression. To suppress something in general means to push something down in a figurative sense. It isn't used when talking about physically pushing something down. One wouldn't suppress the trash in to a trash can to fit more in it. Suppression always refers to something figurative such as emotions, behavior, beliefs, ideas, movements, etc.
Suppress can be further specialized in to two more terms, however.
1. Repress - suppress can be used to mean the same thing but repress is typically used when talking about emotions, beliefs, or ideas.
Example: He repressed his anger.
2. Oppress - suppress can also be used here but oppress typically means to inhibit the prosperity or happiness of a particular group of people.
Example: During the second World War, Hitler oppressed the Jews.
Q: What is the difference between restrain and confine and constrain ?
A: To restrain: 主に行動と感情を抑えること
I barely restrained myself from shouting at the poor messenger.
The police officer restrained his anger as he tried to reason with the noisy child.
He tied him up with rope to restrain him from escaping.
よく利用している形式:restrain from~

To confine: 何かの範囲(時間、程度、スペース)に限定されていること。ある場所に閉じ込めること。
For this project I was confined to the 2-day deadline so I had to throw together something quickly.
My mother confined me to my bedroom when she learned I had insulted my teacher.
This problem isn't confined to the young.
よく利用している形式: confine to〜

To constrain: 〜することを人に強いること, 行動を抑えて制約すること
Because of my blunder, my boss constrained me to resign.
He felt constrained to tell his girlfriend about the passing of his best friend.
The activity of the society was seriously constrained by the government.
よく利用している形式: constrain to〜
Q: What is the difference between restrain and constrain ?
A: Restrain is used more in the sense of preventing an action

Constrain is used more in the sense of placing limits, restrictions, or controls on an action

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Q: What is the difference between restrain and restrict and constrict ?
A: They all kind of mean the same thing, and could probably be used interchangeably without anyone really noticing.

But if you want to be really precise, 'restrain' means to hold back or stop someone or something from doing something. Example: "The mother restrained her child from touching the hot stove."

'Restrict' means that some people or things cannot go someplace. Examples would be "This area is restricted." Or "That information is restricted." It means that you are only letting a few, selected people into the area, or only giving the information out to special people. You wouldn't say "That information is restrained" because that would mean that you are literally holding on to the information to stop it getting out, and you can't do that with information because information is intangible. I also think 'restrict' is less total than 'restrain'. 'Restrain' suggests nothing is getting through.

'Constrict' means to limit something by squeezing it closed. You constrict a hose so that less water flows through. Some snakes are referred to as "constrictors" because they wrap around animals and squeeze them to kill them (the thing being limited in that case is the animal's breathing, I guess). That's the best image for 'constrict', I think.

Sorry for the long answer. I can't think of any shorter way to explain it.

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