Synonyms of rein


1. rein, strap

usage: one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse

2. rein, control

usage: any means of control; "he took up the reins of government"


1. harness, rein in, draw rein, rein, control, command

usage: control and direct with or as if by reins; "rein a horse"

2. rein, rein in, stop, halt

usage: stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins; "They reined in in front of the post office"

3. rein, rein in, stop

usage: stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins; "He reined in his horses in front of the post office"

4. rule, harness, rein, restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle

usage: keep in check; "rule one's temper"

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Definition and meaning of rein (Dictionary)