Synonyms of 'contain'
to hold or be capable of holdingFactory shops contain a wide range of cheap furnishings.
to consist ofThe committee contains 11 Democrats and nine Republicans.
to prevent from spreading or going beyond fixed limitsThe 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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in the sense of accommodate
to have room for
The school was not big enough to accommodate all the children.
in the sense of comprise
to be made up of
The exhibition comprises 50 oils and watercolours.
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Thesaurus for contain from the Collins English Thesaurus