Constrain synonyms

kən-strān'
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To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
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To control or keep in check.
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To give strength or force to; to affirm, to emphasize. [from 15th c.]
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To make (something) necessary or unavoidable; involve or imply as a necessary condition, outcome, etc.
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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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To kill by cutting off the supply of air from; suffocate; smother; choke
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To gain by the use of force or coercion:
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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
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To bring about by using force; enforce
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Compress means to press together, or to make something more compact.
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To confine is to impose limits or restrictions, or to prevent someone from leaving.
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To restrict the scope or freedom of; cramp:
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To refuse to believe; reject:
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Deprive is defined as to withhold or take something away from.
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To prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt:
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Distress is defined as causing someone to feel anxious or depressed, or to finish a piece of furniture in a way that makes it look old or worn.
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(Archaic) With joy; gladly.
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The definition of impel is to force something to happen or to cause someone to do something.
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(--- Chemistry) To prevent or decrease the rate of (a reaction).
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(Mathematics, intransitive) To have a limit in a particular set.
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The definition of oblige is to compel, force or obligate someone to do something by force, or to do as someone wishes, or to be indebted to someone.
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To keep down by the cruel or unjust use of power or authority; rule harshly; tyrannize over
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To lay stress upon, emphasize
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To ravish is to take someone by force, to force someone to engage in sexual intercourse or to experience extreme happiness.
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To put down or subdue by force:
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To prevent or prohibit beyond a certain limit or by restriction:
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To make secure (in all the above senses).
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Squash is to squeeze something to make it smaller, or to crush an idea, or push down an emotion.
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To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
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To press upon the attention; present or speak of earnestly and repeatedly; plead, allege, or advocate strongly
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To break (a law, rule, promise, etc.); fail to keep or observe; infringe on
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(Euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
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To set free from confinement or bondage:
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Free means to release or let go.
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To arrange or agree to:
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To bind by a contract, promise, sense of duty, etc.; put under obligation
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To force or try to force, as by influence or persuasion:
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To put a bit into the mouth of (a horse)
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To operate or apply a brake.
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To control or restrain:
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To have and keep possession of something.
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(Idiomatic) To restrain; to check.
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To control, restrict, or arrest
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To remain in a state or condition; stay:
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(Idiomatic, nautical) To tighten a sail by pulling on a rope.
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To control, restrict, or arrest
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In a particular relationship:
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To control, restrict, or arrest
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To steer (the wheels of a vehicle) to make a turn.
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To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
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To control, restrict, or arrest
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To make or become tight or tighter
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(Intransitive) To become stiff.
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restrict
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To add a legal claim or other obligation
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To burden in a troublesome way
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