What does the word restrain mean?

Usage examples for restrain

  1. It was always much more difficult to restrain him from giving than to induce him to give. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  2. Then the King could not restrain himself; he sprang towards her, and said, " You can be none other than my dear wife." – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  3. At this Michal could not restrain her tears. – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai