Synonyms of contain
1 holdDictionary • Factory shops contain a wide range of cheap furnishings.
hold • The small bottles don't seem to hold much.
incorporate • The new cars will incorporate a number of major improvements.
accommodate • The school was not big enough to accommodate all the children.
have capacity for
2 includeDictionary • The committee contains 11 Democrats and nine Republicans.
include • The trip was extended to include a few other events.
embrace • a theory that would embrace the whole field of human endeavour
comprise • The exhibition comprises 50 oils and watercolours.
embody • The proposal has been embodied in a draft resolution.
3 restrainDictionary • The city authorities said the curfew had contained the violence.
restrain • He grabbed my arm, partly to restrain me.
control • Try to control that temper of yours.
curb • He must learn to curb that temper of his.
suppress • Liz thought of Barry and suppressed a smile.
stifle • Critics have accused them of trying to stifle debate.
repress • People who repress their emotions risk having nightmares.
keep a tight rein on
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accommodateIf a building or space can accommodate someone or something, it has enough room for them.
• The school was not big enough to accommodate all the children.
compriseIf you say that something comprises or is comprised of a number of things or people, you mean it has them as its parts or members.
• The exhibition comprises 50 oils and watercolours.
• Try to control that temper of yours.
Thesaurus for contain from the Collins English Thesaurus
to hold or be capable of holding or including within a fixed limit or area