the verb "to restrain"

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sondra

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Hello,
Can the verb "to restrain" be replaced with the verb "to stifle" in this sentences?
I had to restrain her from breaking the window.
The prisoner had to be restrained by the police.:oops:
 

bhaisahab

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Hello,
Can the verb "to restrain" be replaced with the verb "to stifle" in these sentences?
I had to restrain her from breaking the window.
The prisoner had to be restrained by the police.:oops:
No, it can't.
 
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