Synonyms of 'contain'
1 holdDictionary, incorporate, accommodate
Factory shops contain a wide range of cheap furnishings.
2 includeDictionary, consist of, embrace
The committee contains 11 Democrats and nine Republicans.
3 restrainDictionary, control, hold in
The city authorities said the curfew had contained the violence.
He grabbed my arm, partly to restrain me.
Try to control that temper of yours.
He must learn to curb that temper of his.
Liz thought of Barry and suppressed a smile.
Critics have accused them of trying to stifle debate.
People who repress their emotions risk having nightmares.
keep a tight rein on
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If 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.
If 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.
Thesaurus for contain from the Collins English Thesaurus
If something such as a box , bag , room, or place contains things, those things are inside it.