trattenere

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

tra- +‎ tenere

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /trat.teˈne.re/
  • Hyphenation: trat‧te‧né‧re
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ere

VerbEdit

trattenere (transitive)

  1. to hold (someone) (back); to restrain; to harness, especially to stop from running away
    Synonyms: frenare, arrestare; see also Thesaurus:trattenere
  2. to confine (someone) (in/at) (a place), especially to hold in police custody
    Synonyms: rinchiudere, chiudere, segregare, imprigionare, incarcerare
    trattenere il sospetto al commissariatoto keep the suspect at the police station
  3. (transferred sense) (with a + inf.) to confine (someone) (to do something)
    mi hanno trattenuto al lavoro
    they kept me at work
  4. (also with da) to dissuade (someone) (from)
    Synonyms: distogliere, impedire, dissuadere, sconsigliare, ostacolare
    trattenerlo da una decisione inconsultato dissuade him from (making) a rash decision
  5. to keep to oneself; to withhold
    Synonyms: tenere per , confiscare, impadronirsi, incamerare, congelare, pignorare
    trattieni la ricevutawithhold the receipt
  6. to suppress (laughter, an expression, etc.)
    Synonyms: soffocare, reprimere; see also Thesaurus:reprimere
    trattenere le lacrimeto suppress one's tears
  7. to deduct
  8. (rare) to entertain
    Synonyms: divertire, intrattenere, distrarre, far compagnia, far passare il tempo, ospitare, invitare

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