Synonyms to avoid excess

hold back, abstain, abstain from, arrest, avoid, backpedal, backwater, begrudge, bit, block, bottle up, brake, bridle, check, clip the wings, close the hand, confine, conserve, constrain, contain, control, cool, cool off, countercheck, curb, curtail, dam up, damp, dampen, decelerate, delay, deny, detain, dispense with, do without, dompt, drag, draw rein, ease off, ease up, eat sparingly, eat to live, enjoin, eschew, exercise self-control, forbear, forgo, govern, grudge, guard, hinder, hold, hold aloof from, hold at bay, hold down, hold fast, hold in, hold in check, hold in leash, hold off, hold out on, hold up, husband, impede, inhibit, intercept, interfere, intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, keep, keep back, keep by one, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep in hand, keep in reserve, keep in store, keep on hand, keep out, keep under control, keep within bounds, keep within compass, keep within limits, lag, lay by, lay under restraint, let alone, let down, let go by, let up, live plainly, lose ground, lose momentum, lose speed, make late, meddle, moderate, mortify the flesh, never touch, not t