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contain

[ kuhn-teyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF contain
  • verbinclude, hold
  • verbhold back, control

Synonyms for contain

  • accommodate
  • consist of
  • enclose
  • encompass
  • have
  • incorporate
  • involve
  • comprehend
  • comprise
  • embody
  • embrace
  • hold
  • seat
  • subsume
  • be composed of
  • have capacity for
  • take in
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Antonyms for contain

  • exclude
  • free
  • disbelieve
  • let go
  • release
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTAIN

They are very sour and do not contain sugar in any quantity.

On such an occasion, a month after the wedding, she could not contain herself.

Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.

With better tools we will proceed to dig into these mounds and discover what they contain.

Another characteristic is the large number of articles which they contain.

They are all written with great ability, and contain much truth.

A chamber must have more than four corners which is to contain the gods of memory.

This flask does not contain fly-dope--that's in the other flask--it contains whisky.

"Writs and warrants may contain errors, but an arrest is an arrest," growled Grab.

On opening it it was found to contain a picture, the portrait of her son.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Old French contein-, stem of contenir, from Latin continere (transitive) "to hold together, enclose," from com- "together" (see com-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Related: Containable.

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  • house
  • put up
  • quarter
  • receive
  • rent
  • shelter
  • supply
  • take in
  • welcome
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