Synonyms for inhibit

Synonyms for (verb) inhibit

Synonyms: inhibit, curb, conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Definition: to put down by force or authority

Usage: suppress a nascent uprising; stamp down on littering; conquer one's desires

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: inhibit

Definition: limit the range or extent of

Usage: Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs

Similar words: restrain, restrict, confine, bound, limit, trammel, throttle

Definition: place limits on (extent or access)

Usage: restrict the use of this parking lot; limit the time you can spend with your friends


Synonyms: inhibit, suppress, bottle up

Definition: control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior

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: inhibit

Definition: limit, block, or decrease the action or function of

Usage: inhibit the action of the enzyme; inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction

Similar words: hinder, impede

Definition: be a hindrance or obstacle to

Usage: She is impeding the progress of our project