restrain, encumber, cumber, constrain(verb)
stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrain(verb)
"Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
to force physically, by strong persuasion or pressurizing; to compel; to oblige
to keep within close bounds; to confine
to reduce a result in response to limited resources
Origin: constraindre, ultimately from constringō. Compare contraindre.
to secure by bonds; to chain; to bond or confine; to hold tightly; to constringe
to bring into a narrow compass; to compress
to hold back by force; to restrain; to repress
to compel; to force; to necessitate; to oblige
to violate; to ravish
to produce in such a manner as to give an unnatural effect; as, a constrained voice
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-strān′, v.t. to urge with irresistible power: to force, compel: to distress: to confine: to limit: to cause constraint.—adj. Constrain′able.—p.adj. Constrained′, forced, compelled: embarrassed.—adv. Constrain′edly.—n. Constraint′, irresistible force: compulsion: confinement: repression of one's feelings: embarrassment. [O. Fr. constraindre—L. constringĕre—con, together, stringĕre, to press. See Strain.]
consarn it, introscan, non-racist, nonracist, transonic
The numerical value of constrain in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of constrain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Sanctions are sanctions, as far as sanctions are concerned .... (they're) about the need to constrain our development.
The economic outlook for South Korea remains challenging. Household consumption growth has not recovered, while weak global demand is forecast to constrain trade.
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.
This should not constrain industry's freedom in any way that current regulations and statute don't already require, and it will have the benefit of ensuring more frequent and effective communication between industry and government.
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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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- принуждавам, насилвам, ограничавамBulgarian
- limitieren, behindern, einschränkenGerman
- constreñir, limitar, restringir, obligarSpanish
- contraindre, confiner, astreindreFrench
- obligar, koaktarIdo
- limitare, costringereItalian
- 구속, 제한, 금지Korean
- принуждать, ограничиватьRussian
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