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Constrain vs. Constraint

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Constrainverb

(transitive) To force physically, by strong persuasion or pressuring; to compel; to oblige.

Constraintnoun

Something that constrains; a restriction.

Constrainverb

(transitive) To keep within close bounds; to confine.

Constraintnoun

An irresistible force or compulsion.

Constrainverb

(transitive) To reduce a result in response to limited resources.

Constraintnoun

(mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.

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Constrainverb

To secure by bonds; to chain; to bond or confine; to hold tightly; to constringe.

‘He binds in chainsThe drowsy prophet, and his limbs constrains.’; ‘When winter frosts constrain the fields with cold.’;

Constraintnoun

(databases) A linkage or other restriction that maintains database integrity.

Constrainverb

To bring into a narrow compass; to compress.

‘How the strait stays the slender waist constrain.’;

Constraintnoun

The act of constraining, or the state of being constrained; that which compels to, or restrains from, action; compulsion; restraint; necessity.

‘Long imprisonment and hard constraint.’; ‘Not by constraint, but by my choice, I came.’;

Constrainverb

To hold back by force; to restrain; to repress.

‘My sire in caves constrains the winds.’;

Constraintnoun

the state of being physically constrained;

‘dogs should be kept under restraint’;

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Constrainverb

To compel; to force; to necessitate; to oblige.

‘The love of Christ constraineth us.’; ‘I was constrained to appeal unto Cæsar.’;

Constraintnoun

a device that retards something's motion;

‘the car did not have proper restraints fitted’;

Constrainverb

To violate; to ravish.

Constraintnoun

the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others

Constrainverb

To produce in such a manner as to give an unnatural effect; as, a constrained voice.

Constrainverb

hold back

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Constrainverb

restrict;

‘Tighten the rules’; ‘stiffen the regulations’;

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