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moderate, curb, check, contain, hold, control, hold in
v. 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"
hold in, confine, enclose
v. close in; darkness enclosed him"
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vary, alter, change
v. become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
modify, alter, change
v. cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
modify
v. make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
restrict, qualify
v. make more specific; "qualify these remarks"
cut back, curb, curtail, restrict
v. place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
contract, narrow
v. make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
get accustomed, adapt, adjust
v. adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
make up one's mind, determine, decide
v. reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
destine, specify, designate, intend
v. design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
have in mind, think of, mean
v. intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
demarcate
v. separate clearly, as if by boundaries
characterise, characterize, qualify
v. describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of; "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"
define
v. give a definition for the meaning of a word; "Define `sadness'"
bridle
v. put a bridle on; "bridle horses"
straiten
v. squeeze together
ground
v. confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
repress, muffle, strangle, stifle, smother
v. conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
muzzle
v. fit with a muzzle; "muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"
regularise, govern, order, regularize, regulate
v. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
cover, comprehend, encompass, embrace
v. include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"
include
v. have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the names of many famous writers"
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expand
v. make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing"
hold in
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