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rein

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rein

  1. 1 usually reins pl  the place of leadership or command <after the president resigned, the vice president stepped in and took the reins of the company> Synonyms chair, driver's seat, headship, helm, head(s)Related Words chieftainship, commandership, directorship; forefront, lead, vanguard; captainship, chairmanship, deanship, dictatorship, generalship, governorship, kingship, mastership, mastery, premiership, presidency, presidentship, superintendency; dominance, dominion, jurisdiction, sovereignty (also sovranty), sway, upper hand; eminence, height, pedestal, pinnacle, seat, throne, topNear Antonyms ranks

  2. 2 the act or practice of keeping something (as an activity) within certain boundaries <the oversight committee called on the state to keep a much tighter rein on the activities of its contractors> Synonyms circumscription, confinement, limitation, restriction, stintRelated Words constraint, restraint; containment, isolation, segregation

  3. 3 usually reins pl  the right or means to command or control others <a peaceful transfer of the reins of government has always been a hallmark of our nation> Synonyms arm, authority, clutch, command, control, death grip, dominion, grip, hold, mastery, reign, power(s), swayRelated Words clout, influence, leverage, pull, voice, weight; jurisdiction; direction, management; dominance, imperium, predominance, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; prerogative, privilege, right; eminence, importance, momentNear Antonyms helplessness, weaknessAntonyms impotence, impotency, powerlessness




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