(=restriction) contrainte f
→ The king suffered few restraints on his freedom of action.
→ ... new restraints on trade unions
without restraint sans retenue
→ ... tears which fell without restraint.
(=control) contrôle m
price restraint contrôle des prix
→ the drinks trade must exercise price restraint
wage restraint contrôle des salaires
→ For a year, wage restraint on a voluntary basis worked ...
(=self-control) retenue f
→ You need to show more restraint.
→ They behaved with more restraint than I'd expected.
(=safety device) dispositif m de retenue →
n dispositif m de retenue pour enfant
→ An appropriate child restraint is a baby carrier, child seat, harness or booster seat suitable for the child's weight.
n retenue f
→ For years she has shown self-restraint in not having that third glass of wine.
→ He urged the two countries to exercise self-restraint and try to solve the issue peacefully.