Complete Definition of "constrain"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-constrain.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive to force physically, by strong persuasion or pressurize|pressurizing; to compel; to oblige
  2. transitive to keep within close bounds; to confine
  3. transitive to reduce a result in response to limited resources

Translations

French: astreindre, contraindre
Finnish: pakottaa
German: behindern, einschränken, limitieren
Ido: obligar, koaktar
Norwegian: begrense
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Old English: bædan|bǣdan
Russian: пÑинÑждаÑÑ (prinuždátâ)
Spanish: limitar, restringir, obligar
Swedish: begränsa
Turkish: zorlamak

Derived terms
constraint

Category:English control verbs

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