Restrain

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Restrain

To limit or restrict; to deprive of freedom or liberty; to control, check, repress.
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Prof English added: "The fact the PSNI has responded so restrainedly to republican and loyalist provocation in recent years has meant the support levels for violent groups have not increased as they would have done with police over-reaction."
(265) The good judge in a constitutional case is the one who judges pragmatically or restrainedly.
How receptive a Jew's regular environment is can make the difference between a Jewish student coming back from a Jewish event and either restrainedly saying "I was at this Jewish thing.