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Another word for constrain

  1. To cause (a person or thing) to act or move in spite of resistance

      1. The act of pressing.
      2. The condition of being pressed.
      3. The application of continuous force by one body on another that it is touching; compression.
      1. To compel or require (someone) to do something, as by circumstance or legality:
      2. To make indebted or grateful:
      3. To do a service or favor for:
      1. To compel or constrain by a social, legal, or moral requirement.
      2. To cause to be grateful or indebted; oblige:
      3. To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
      1. To cause to exist or happen; bring about; create:
      2. To bring into existence by shaping, modifying, or putting together material; construct:
      3. To form by assembling individuals or constituents:
      1. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
      2. Power made operative against resistance; exertion:
      3. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
      1. To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
      2. To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
      3. To exert a strong, irresistible force on; sway:
      1. To pressure, intimidate, or force (someone) into doing something.
      2. To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
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  2. To control, restrict, or arrest

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  3. To check the freedom and spontaneity of

      1. To hold back; restrain:
      2. To cause (a person) to behave in a restrained or self-conscious way:
      3. To suppress or restrain (behavior, an impulse, or a desire) consciously or unconsciously.
      1. An involuntary, spasmodic muscle contraction causing severe pain.
      2. A temporary partial paralysis of habitually or excessively used muscles.
      3. Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
      1. To make smaller or narrower by binding or squeezing.
      2. To squeeze or compress.
      3. To restrict the scope or freedom of; cramp:

Another word for constrain