Constrain



[kuh n-streyn] /kənˈstreɪn/

verb (used with object)
1.
to force, compel, or oblige:
He was constrained to admit the offense.
2.
to confine forcibly, as by bonds.
3.
to repress or restrain:
Cold weather constrained the plant’s growth.
/kənˈstreɪn/
verb (transitive)
1.
to compel or force, esp by persuasion, circumstances, etc; oblige
2.
to restrain by or as if by force; confine
v.

early 14c., constreyen, from stem of Old French constreindre (Modern French contraindre) “restrain, control,” from Latin constringere “to bind together, tie tightly, fetter, shackle, chain,” from com- “together” (see com-) + stringere “to draw tight” (see strain (v.)). Related: Constrained; constraining.

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