HyperDic: constrain

English > 3 senses of the word constrain:
VERBsocialconstrain, enforce, imposecompel to behave in a certain way
contactconstrain, restrain, confine, holdto close within bounds, limit or hold back / back from movement
changeconstrain, stiffen, tighten, tighten uprestrict
constrain > pronunciation
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English > constrain: 3 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcompel to behave in a certain way.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsenforce, impose
Broadercompel, oblige, obligateForce somebody to do something
English > constrain: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningTo close within bounds, limit or hold back / back from movement.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsrestrain, confine, hold
NarrowerenchainRestrain or bind with chains
fetter, shackleRestrain with fetters
groundConfine or restrict to the ground
impound, poundplace or shut up in a pound
pen up, foldConfine in a fold, like sheep
pinion, shackleBind the arms of
pound, pound upshut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits
tie down, tie up, bind, trussSecure with or as if with ropes
Broaderdisable, disenable, incapacitatemake unable to perform a certain action
Spanishaguantar, constreñir, contener, sujetar
Catalanaguantar, sostenir-se, sostenir, subjectar
English > constrain: 3 senses > verb 3, change
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsstiffen, tighten, tighten up
Broaderrestrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttleplace limits on (extent or access)
Spanishconstreñirse, constreñir, endurecerse, endurecer, restringir
Catalanendurir-se, enrigidir-se

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