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To stop, control or not show emotions

manage

verb

to deal successfully with an emotion or feeling so that it does not cause a problem

suppress

verb

to stop yourself from feeling an emotion

deal with

to accept and control a difficult emotional situation so that you can start to live a normal life again despite it

master

verb

to manage to control something such as an emotion

hold in

to not allow your feelings to show

conceal

verb

to prevent someone from seeing or knowing your feelings

bottle up

to stop yourself from showing negative emotions like anger and disappointment, especially over a long period, so that these feelings develop in a harmful way

repress

verb

to prevent yourself from showing a feeling

keep back

to not tell someone something, or to not show how you feel

suppress

verb

to stop yourself from showing an emotion, especially one that might offend someone

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