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1. inhibit

verb. ['ˌɪnˈhɪbət'] to put down by force or authority.

Synonyms

  • curb
  • hush up
  • control
  • subdue
  • choke back
  • conquer
  • burke
  • moderate
  • stamp down
  • hush
  • contain
  • shut up
  • wink
  • stifle
  • blink away
  • still
  • silence
  • hold
  • smother
  • quell
  • hold in
  • strangle
  • repress
  • check
  • choke down
  • quench
  • choke off
  • quieten
  • suppress
  • muffle
  • squelch
  • dampen

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • inactivity
  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint

Etymology

  • inhibitus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Inhibit

  • prohibit

How do you pronounce inhibit?

Pronounce inhibit as ˌɪnˈhɪbət.

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Example sentences of the word inhibit


1. Verb, base form
As long as the meat is dry enough to inhibit bacterial growth, it'll stay safe to eat.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
When weak verbs are used in sentences, they inhibit clarity and the power of active voice.

3. Noun, singular or mass
They also protect themselves from predators with bark and resins that kill certain insects and inhibit diseases.

Quotes containing the word inhibit


1. The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning and inhibit clarity.
- Bill Watterson

2. inhibit

verb. ['ˌɪnˈhɪbət'] limit the range or extent of.

Synonyms

  • restrict
  • bound
  • limit
  • trammel
  • restrain
  • confine

Antonyms

  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness
  • consume
  • immoderation

Etymology

  • inhibitus (Latin)

3. inhibit

verb. ['ˌɪnˈhɪbət'] control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior.

Synonyms

  • repress
  • choke
  • bottle up
  • suppress
  • quench
  • restrain
  • keep
  • keep back

Antonyms

  • immoderate
  • intense
  • juvenile
  • accelerate

Etymology

  • inhibitus (Latin)

4. inhibit

verb. ['ˌɪnˈhɪbət'] limit, block, or decrease the action or function of.

Synonyms

  • hinder

Antonyms

  • stay
  • exclude

Etymology

  • inhibitus (Latin)
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