Restrain vs Withhold - What's the difference?

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Restrain is a related term of withhold.


In lang=en terms the difference between restrain and withhold

is that restrain is   to restrict or limit while withhold is to retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition.

As verbs the difference between restrain and withhold

is that restrain is   to control or keep in check while withhold is to keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.

restrain

English

Verb

(en verb)
  •   To control or keep in check.
  •   To deprive of liberty.
  •   To restrict or limit.
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    Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * restraint

    Anagrams

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    withhold

    English

    Verb

  • To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
  • To keep (information, etc) to oneself rather than revealing it.
  • To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition.
  • Synonyms

    * retain

    Derived terms

    * overwithhold * underwithhold