Synonyms for constrain
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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
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.
Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
restrain, encumber, cumber, constrainverb
stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrainverb
"Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
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Sanctions are sanctions, as far as sanctions are concerned .... (they're) about the need to constrain our development.
If we want to constrain the president's actions, we have the power of the purse, the Constitution says the president of the United States is the commander in chief.
The economic outlook for South Korea remains challenging. Household consumption growth has not recovered, while weak global demand is forecast to constrain trade.
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.
Maybe even higher, that is going to constrain business investment, that is going to constrain hiring, and that is going to constrain consumer spending. And so that will lead to weaker economic activity going forward.
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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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