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1. contain

verb. ['kənˈteɪn'] include or contain; have as a component.

Synonyms

  • incorporate
  • comprise

Antonyms

  • immoderation
  • intemperate
  • immoderate

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Words that Rhyme with Contain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

How do you pronounce contain?

Pronounce contain as kənˈteɪn.

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How do you spell contain? Is it countain ?

A common misspelling of contain is countain

Example sentences of the word contain


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They also protect the state's watersheds, which contain most of the state's fresh water.

2. Verb, base form
A growth and mutual fund may contain a mix of both stocks and bonds.

Quotes containing the word contain


1. Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes.
- Walt Whitman

2. I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.
- John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

3. For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
- John Milton, Areopagitica

2. contain

verb. ['kənˈteɪn'] contain or hold; have within.

Synonyms

  • hold in
  • bear
  • enclose
  • confine
  • retain
  • hold
  • carry
  • take

Antonyms

  • intense
  • juvenile
  • accelerate
  • enable

3. contain

verb. ['kənˈteɪn'] lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.

Synonyms

  • control
  • subdue
  • thermostat
  • conquer
  • moderate
  • restrain
  • crucify
  • stamp down
  • train
  • keep back
  • hold back
  • counteract
  • keep
  • abnegate
  • hold
  • deny
  • countercheck
  • throttle
  • hold in
  • restrict
  • bound
  • check
  • trammel
  • confine
  • bate
  • limit
  • suppress
  • catch
  • inhibit
  • damp
  • mortify

Antonyms

  • indiscipline
  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness
  • consume

4. contain

verb. ['kənˈteɪn'] hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of.

Synonyms

  • check
  • cut out
  • cut down
  • defend
  • turn back
  • arrest
  • stop

Antonyms

  • louden
  • inactivity
  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint

5. contain

verb. ['kənˈteɪn'] be divisible by.

Antonyms

  • unfreeze

6. contain

verb. ['kənˈteɪn'] be capable of holding or containing.

Synonyms

  • bear
  • admit
  • carry
  • hold
  • take
  • accommodate

Antonyms

  • encourage
  • praise
  • disqualify
  • walk
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