constrain definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To compel by real, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige: thought constrained to object. See Synonyms at power.
    • to help keep within close bounds; confine: a life that were constrained by practice towards the same few activities and buddies.
    • To restrict or restrain; keep back: "Failing Continually To get a handle on the rise of worldwide financial obligation will constrain living standards” ( Ronald Brownstein).
    • to create in a forced or inhibited fashion.
    • To secure by bonds; to string; to bond or confine; to keep firmly; to constringe.
    • to create into a narrow compass; to compress.
    • To hold back by force; to restrain; to repress.
    • To compel; to make; to necessitate; to oblige.
    • To break; to ravish.
    • To produce in such a way concerning offer an unnatural effect.
  • verb:
    • to force physically, by strong persuasion or pressurizing; to compel; to oblige
    • to help keep within close bounds; to limit
    • to lessen an effect responding to limited sources
    • hold back
    • restrict
  • others:
    • overall, to exert power, physical or ethical, upon, either in urging to activity or in restraining from it; hit; urge; drive; restrain.
    • For this reason To urge with irresistible energy, or with a force adequate to create the consequence; compel; necessitate; oblige.
    • To confine or hold by power; restrain from escape or activity; repress or compress; bind.
    • to check on; repress; hinder; deter.
    • to make.
    • In mech.: to avoid the event of (movement), except in a specific way: since, the relative motions for the areas of any machine are always constrained.
    • To prevent the procedure for the motion of (a material point or human body), except in a certain and definite way: as, to constrain a part of a mechanism.

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