Synonyms for constrain
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To compel one to an act is to secure its performance by the use of irresistible physical or moral force. Force implies primarily an actual physical process, absolutely subduing all resistance. Coerce implies the actual or potential use of so much force as may be necessary to secure the surrender of the will; the American secessionists contended that the Federal government had no right to coerce a State. Constrain implies the yielding of judgment and will, and in some cases of inclination or affection, to an overmastering power; as, "the love of Christ constraineth us," 2 Cor. v, 14. Compare DRIVE; INFLUENCE.
See synonyms for HINDER.
The soldiers were compelled to desertion: preferably with the infinitive, compelled to desert.
restrain, encumber, cumber, constrainverb
stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrainverb
"Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
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We must not risk the loss of mutual capability or weakening of collective effort across Europe, i don't do politics but it is of course political arrangements, laws and treaties that permit or constrain what we can do together as agencies protecting our countries and Europe.
I think its only a matter of time before the nuclear option is invoked and upheld because Musk just will not constrain himself.
The Saudis appear to be redoubling their efforts to constrain global supplies, in response to this week's sell-off.
It’s a signal of intent that they want to be involved in that region more politically, economically, militarily, there is a sort of grand vision of the UK as a balancing power, helping to stabilise the Asia-Pacific region, and constructing rules to constrain the rise of China.
Our partners fear that a trade agreement with an enforceable currency discipline could constrain the ability of their monetary authorities to conduct appropriate macroeconomic policies, and that is a risk they are unwilling to take.
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- ограничавам, насилвам, принуждавамBulgarian
- limitieren, einschränken, behindernGerman
- obligar, constreñir, restringir, limitarSpanish
- confiner, contraindre, astreindreFrench
- koaktar, obligarIdo
- costringere, limitareItalian
- 제한, 구속, 금지Korean
- begrense, forhindre, begrenseNorwegian
- принуждать, ограничиватьRussian
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