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Constrain means to force or compel.

Constrain is a verb.

Synonyms: compel, strong arm, urge, coerce, drive, force, pressure.

Antonyms: plead, request, ask, implore.

Sample Usage

My conscience constrained me to apologize.

Mr.Ravi couldn't constrain his impulse to gloat; he danced around the room chanting, "where is the book? where is the book?"

Durga was constrained to admit that she had dismantled her ex-boyfriends motorcycle.

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