Restrain

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Emotion ManagementPlay
Use 'restrain' when talking about controlling strong emotions or natural reactions. SlideShe had to restrain her anger when she saw the broken vase.
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Internal StrugglePlay
'Restrain' often indicates an internal struggle to avoid an action one is tempted to do. SlideHe restrained himself from yelling during the debate.
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Prevent SpontaneityPlay
It suggests stopping oneself from doing something spontaneous or impulsive. SlideI had to restrain myself from buying the expensive shoes.