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English noun: harness

1. harness (artifact) a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)


Broader (hypernym)support


Part meronymchute, parachute

2. harness (artifact) stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart


Broader (hypernym)saddlery, stable gear, tack


Part holonymbridle, cinch, girth, hackamore, halter, headgear, martingale, trace


English verb: harness

1. harness (contact) put a harness


SamplesHarness the horse.


Synonymstackle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)inspan


Domain categoryanimal husbandry


Antonymsunharness

2. harness (consumption) exploit the power of


SamplesHarness natural forces and resources.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)exploit, tap

3. harness (social) control and direct with or as if by reins


SamplesRein a horse.


Synonymsdraw rein, rein, rein in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)command, control

4. harness (change) keep in check


SamplesRule one's temper.


Synonymsrein, rule


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel









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