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Spanish translation of 'restraint'

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[rɪsˈtreɪnt ]
(check) restricción f
(control) control m
(check on wages) moderación f
a restraint on trade una restricción sobre el comercio
a restraint on free enterprise una limitación de la libre empresa
to be under a restraint estar cohibido
to fret under a restraint impacientarse por una restricción
to put sb under a restraint refrenar a algn; (Law) imponer una restricción legal a algn
without restraint sin restricción
2.  (constraint)
[of manner] reserva f
[of character] moderación fcomedimiento m
3.  (self-control) autodominio mcontrol m de sí mismo
he showed great restraint mostró poseer un gran autodominio

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Example Sentences Including 'restraint'

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But power can make itself felt as much by restraint as through the crude exercise of force.
The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
The best way of bringing down a substantial deficit without damaging growth is through spending restraint.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There is an argument for the boards of all these banks to show restraint in determining bonuses.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
They may not feel confident enough to invest but for most a relaxation of wage restraint would be easily manageable.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
But the film has an elegance, restraint and sense of space that is increasingly rare to find in documentary.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Its unsparing account of an atrocious crime is offset by admirable dramatic restraint.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
That's why we're trained in a technique called control and restraint.
The Sun (2015)
The regulation might almost be judged in restraint of trade.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
There's no sense of restraint.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The bottom line is that there are a lot of financial restraints in the country.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Yet the manager knows that his team must remain competitive despite the financial restraints.
The Sun (2017)
I urge restraint and mutter something inane about the comfort to be drawn from being part of the moral majority.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
And yet what one senses is restraint.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
But he will need strength and determination to oversee a radical reform programme amid tight financial restraints.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
He appealed for the public to'show restraint and calm '.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
He has urged restraint on his ministers.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It's hard to show that much restraint.
The Sun (2007)
Pay restraint for one must be pay restraint for all.
The Sun (2008)
We call on all parties to exercise maximum restraint.
The Sun (2013)
Workers made some pretty big sacrifices and there was wage restraint on a very wide scale.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
This is a case for regulation and not only voluntary restraint.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They showed me that restraint was possible.
Christianity Today (2000)

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'restraint' in Other Languages

British English: restraint NOUN
restriction Restraints are rules or conditions that limit or restrict someone or something.
The president is calling for spending restraints in some areas.
British English: restraint NOUN
calm Restraint is calm, controlled, and unemotional behavior.
They behaved with more restraint than I'd expected.


Translation of restraint from the Collins English to Spanish
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