constrain


constrain

verb

Definition of CONSTRAIN

1
to cause (a person) to give in to pressure <constrained by conscience to tell only the truth>
Near Antonyms allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)
2
to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression) <constrained his anger at the needless interruption>
Antonyms lose

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