Synonyms for keep back

Synonyms for (verb) keep back

Synonyms: keep back, withhold

Definition: hold back; refuse to hand over or share

Usage: The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room

Similar words: deny, refuse

Definition: refuse to let have

Usage: She denies me every pleasure; he denies her her weekly allowance


Synonyms: keep back, hold, hold back, retain

Definition: secure and keep for possible future use or application

Usage: The landlord retained the security deposit; I reserve the right to disagree

Similar words: hold on, keep

Definition: retain possession of

Usage: Can I keep my old stuffed animals?; She kept her maiden name after she married


Synonyms: keep, keep back, restrain, hold back

Definition: keep under control; keep in check

Usage: suppress a smile; Keep your temper; keep your cool

Similar words: inhibit, suppress, bottle up

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