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noun as in restraint, control

verb as in restrain, control

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SEATTLE — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will step down as chief executive of the e-commerce giant, turning over the reins to the company’s longtime cloud-computing boss Andy Jassy.

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped back from their roles as CEO and president of Alphabet in 2019, handing the reins to Sundar Pichai, a trusted deputy of 15 years.

Mayor Todd Gloria took the reins at City Hall last Thursday having already vowed to find funding to keep the shelter open into the new year.

Mayor Todd Gloria took the reins at City Hall on Thursday, becoming the first person of color and member of the LGBT community elected to the city’s top post.

When he took the reins in 2018, the 1,470-store chain made becoming an e-commerce player a priority.

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Kim Jong Un, who assumed power on the death of his father, had given uncle Jang nearly free rein to handle relations with Beijing.

In retirement, Frank is consciously trying to pare down and rein in.

Congress itself ironically recognized as much in its effort to rein in presidential use of force after Vietnam.

There are times where we do takes that are so crazy that we have to rein it in.

He organized a bipartisan effort to rein in the National Security Agency that came within a few votes of passing the House.

He rode easily, with a loose rein, and he waved his disengaged hand the instant he caught sight of the white faces.

To rein up was impossible, to go down would have been almost certain death to horse and man.

The rein was fastened to a piece of split rattan drawn through the animal's nose.

Without drawing rein, they pushed on to Busseerutgunge, crossed the river Sai and neared the village of Bunnee.

A little way beyond the poplar-grove Piegan drew rein, and held up one hand.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rein, such as: curb, bit, brake, bridle, check, and deterrent.

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