restraint
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restraint(
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streynt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (self-control)
a. la moderación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It is important to show restraint when responding to such actions.Es importante dar muestras de moderación al responder a ese tipo de acciones.
b. el autocontrol
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I admire the fact that you showed restraint in that situation.Admiro el autocontrol que demostraste en esa situación.
c. el comedimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She hurled every insult in the book at him without restraint.Le profirió todos los insultos habidos y por haber, sin ningún comedimiento.
d. la compostura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I know how angry you are, but you must exercise restraint for your own good.Sé que estás muy enojado, pero, por tu propio bien, tienes que mantener la compostura.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The people she slandered are showing admirable restraint by refraining from revenge.Es de admirar que las personas a las que calumnió se muestren tan comedidas y no busquen venganza.
We need to exercise restraint and not drink too much, like last time.Debemos moderarnos y no pasarnos bebiendo, como hicimos la última vez.
2. (moderation)
a. la moderación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The minister stressed the need for restraint in government spending.El ministro hizo hincapié en la necesidad de moderación en lo que al gasto estatal se refiere.
3. (restriction)
a. la restricción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The two countries signed an agreement that lifted the restraints on free commerce between them.Los dos países firmaron un acuerdo para levantar las restricciones al libre comercio entre ambos.
b. la limitación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Some see these measures as a restraint on the functioning of the free market.Hay quien ve estas medidas como una limitación impuesta al funcionamiento del libre mercado.
4. (legal)
a. la restricción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His will placed a restraint on the sale of the theater for 50 years after his death.En su testamento se establece una restricción que impide la venta del teatro hasta transcurridos 50 años de su muerte.
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restraint
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (moderation)
a. el dominio de sí mismo(a), comedimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to urge restraintpedir moderación
2. (restriction)
a. la restricción f, limitación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
without restraintsin restricciones
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restraint [rɪsˈtreɪnt]
noun
1 (check) restricción (f); (control) control (m); (check on wages) moderación (f)
a restraint on trade una restricción sobre el comercio; a restraint on free enterprise una limitación de la libre empresa; to be under a restraint estar cohibido; to fret under a restraint impacientarse por una restricción; to put sb under a restraint refrenar a algn; (Jur) imponer una restricción legal a algn; without restraint sin restricción
2 (constraint) [of manner] reserva (f); [of character] moderación (f); comedimiento (m)
3 (self-control) autodominio (m); control (m) de sí mismo
he showed great restraint mostró poseer un gran autodominio
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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