1. with good sense or in a reasonable or intelligent manner

    Synonyms : sanely, sensibly
    Antonyms : unreasonably
    Examples :
    • acted quite reasonably
  2. to certain extent or degree

    Synonyms : fairly, jolly, middling, moderately, passably, pretty, somewhat
    Antonyms : unreasonably
    Examples :
    • the shoes are priced reasonably


  1. prevent the action or expression of

    Synonyms : hold back, keep, keep back
    Examples :
    • she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays
  2. to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

    Synonyms : confine, constrain, hold
    Type Of : disable, disenable, incapacitate
  3. restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult

    Synonyms : cumber, encumber
    Type Of : confine, bound, limit, throttle, restrict, trammel
  4. prevent (someone or something) from doing something

    Type Of : prevent, keep
    Examples :
    • security guards restrained the reporter from throwing another shoe


  1. radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked

    Synonyms : daikon, japanese radish, raphanus sativus longipinnatus
    Type Of : radish plant
  2. a cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible root

    Synonyms : radish plant
    Type Of : crucifer, cruciferous plant
  3. Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten raw

    Synonyms : raphanus sativus
    Type Of : radish plant
  4. pungent edible root of any of various cultivated radish plants

    Type Of : root
  5. pungent fleshy edible root

    Type Of : cruciferous vegetable, root vegetable


  1. the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water

    Synonyms : rusting
    Type Of : erosion, corrosion, corroding, oxidization, oxidisation, oxidation
  2. of the brown color of rust

    Synonyms : rust-brown, rusty
  3. any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants

    Synonyms : rust fungus
    Type Of : fungus
  4. become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid

    Synonyms : corrode
    Type Of : crumble, decay, dilapidate
    Examples :
    • The pipes rusted
  5. cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid

    Synonyms : corrode, eat
    Type Of : damage
    Examples :
    • The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink
  6. a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi

    Type Of : plant disease
  7. a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture

    Type Of : ferric oxide
  8. become coated with oxide

    Type Of : oxidize, oxidise, oxidate


  1. the act of returning money received previously

    Synonyms : repayment
    Type Of : defrayal, payment, defrayment
  2. pay back

    Synonyms : give back, repay, return
    Type Of : pay
    Examples :
    • Please refund me my money
  3. money returned to a payer

    Type Of : payment


  1. flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise

    Synonyms : babble, bubble, burble, guggle, gurgle
    Type Of : sound, go
  2. stir up (water) so as to form ripples

    Synonyms : cockle, riffle, ruffle, undulate
    Type Of : flux, flow
  3. a small wave on the surface of a liquid

    Synonyms : riffle, rippling, wavelet
    Type Of : moving ridge, wave
  4. (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value

    Type Of : vibration, oscillation


  1. restrain the emission of (sound, fluid, etc.)

    Synonyms : baffle
    Type Of : hold back, restrain, keep, keep back
  2. shape or influence; give direction to

    Synonyms : determine, influence, mold, shape
    Type Of : cause, make, do
  3. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations

    Synonyms : govern, order, regularise, regularize
    Antonyms : deregulate
    Type Of : decide, make up one's mind, determine
    Examples :
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  4. fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of

    Synonyms : modulate
    Type Of : adjust, correct, set
    Examples :
    • regulate the temperature


  1. in a random manner

    Synonyms : arbitrarily, at random, every which way, haphazardly, indiscriminately, willy-nilly
    Examples :
    • the houses were randomly scattered


  1. (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements

    Synonyms : nuclear reactor
    Type Of : apparatus, setup
  2. an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit

    Type Of : electrical device


  1. destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

    Synonyms : laying waste, ruin, ruination, wrecking
    Type Of : destruction, devastation