Contain Meaning and Definition


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Contain meaning

Word: Contain

How to pronounce: kənˈteɪn

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Have or hold (someone or something) within.

Example sentences: "Coffee cans that once contained a full pound of coffee"

2. Control or restrain (oneself or a feeling)

Example sentences: "She was scarcely able to contain herself as she waited to spill the beans"


Synonyms:

hold

have

keep

restrain

constrain

curb

restrict

hold back

inhibit

repress

stifle

involve

include

incorporate

embody

enclose

embrace

encompass

comprehend

entail

comprise

consist

compose

moderate

control

carry

bear

take

settle

stop

collect

muster

number


Derivations:

containing

containable

containment

container


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Contain in Other Languages...

Spanish: Contener

German: Enthalten

French: Contenir

Italian: Contenere

Turkish: Içermek


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