Synonym: compel, force, press, urge. Antonym: free, liberate. Similar words: constraint, strain, construe, construct, demonstrate, demonstration, construction, constructing. Meaning: [kən'streɪn] v. 1. hold back 2. restrict.
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1 constrain sb. to do sth.
2 Financial factors should not constrain doctors from prescribing the best treatment for patients.
3 The police used horses to constrain the crowd from violence.
4 Poor economies abroad may constrain demand for U.S. exports.
5 It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures,[www.Sentencedict.com] and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment. Galileo Galilei
6 These lexical items act upon the grammar to constrain the temporariness sense since as lexical items they denote temporary activities.
7 Firstly, renewed efforts can be made to constrain the power of those who manage the large public company.
8 Although social arrangements constrain and control us, they are still constructed and reproduced by human action.
9 This suggests that the mechanisms which constrain fetal growth to prevent maternal-fetal disproportion do not effect long term programming of cardiovascular disease.
10 They thought a redesigned legal system might constrain the civil service and protect their economic interests.
11 Other sorts of things can constrain my actions too, of course.
12 The most obvious effect was to constrain societies to their traditional role of lending for house purchase.
13 Incentive and constrain are two different kinds of management.
14 She tried to constrain herself from a cough in class.
15 The life most of the time, commitments equals to constrain, reluctan.
16 The life most of the time, commitments equals to constrain, reluctantly we yearn for bound.
17 The mammalian gut has been stable for many millennia and acts to constrain the flexibility of E. coli's genome.
18 In fact, the Reagan urban strategy had the potential to constrain the policy options of cities.
19 This arises from the fact that unemployment or underemployment will reduce the household's income and constrain the demand for goods.
20 But pressures of work, family responsibilities, lack of time and/or money, may constrain these choices.
21 The draft student charter would allow students to opt out of their associations and would constrain unions within the law on charitable status.
22 This model incorporates all different categories of information which interact in an ongoing manner to constrain the processing of a sentence.
23 Any sense that directorates are a mechanism to control and constrain doctors is likely to provoke problems.
24 These rules express the interactional dispositions of the individuals concerned which constrain their potential for acquiring novel behaviour randomly through learning.
25 In the following chapters I will look at different methods of applying other sources of knowledge to constrain the search.
26 They assume, that is, that the principles of analogy and local interpretation constrain their experience.
27 In developing countries, the increasing cost and decreasing supply of traditional feedstuffs are expected to constrain the future expansion of poultry production.
28 Conversion relations between two variational functionals that take respectively same equation as their constrain condition and Euler's equation are obtained.
29 A scheduled antigovernment march was called off, while the army stepped up efforts to constrain student protests.
30 The example in the paper shows the efficiency of shift frequency together with inverse iteration to perform the dynamic topology optimization with frequency constrain.
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