Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb inhibit

4 senses of inhibit

Sense 1
suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")
       => control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger")

Sense 2
inhibit -- (limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs")
       => restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle -- (place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")

Sense 3
inhibit -- (limit, block, or decrease the action or function of; "inhibit the action of the enzyme"; "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction")
       => impede, hinder -- (be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project")

Sense 4
inhibit, bottle up, suppress -- (control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior)
       => restrain, keep, keep back, hold back -- (keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool")

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