inhibit


inhibit

verb

Definition of INHIBIT

2
to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression) <laws designed to inhibit the powers of the intelligence organizations>
Antonyms lose
3
to steer (a person) from an activity or course of action <a fundamental sense of propriety should have inhibited you from making a drunken spectacle of yourself>
Related Words divert; unsell; repel
Near Antonyms egg (on), exhort, goad, prod, urge; impel, induce, prompt

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