Synonyms of constrain
1 restrictDictionary • Women are too often constrained by family commitments.
restrict • The shoulder straps restrict movement.
curb • He must learn to curb that temper of his.
restrain • He grabbed my arm, partly to restrain me.
constrict • Senators crafting the bill were frequently constricted by budget limits.
check • Sex education is expected to help check the spread of Aids.
chain • We were kept in a cell, chained to the wall.
2 forceDictionary • Individuals will be constrained to make many sacrifices for the greater good.
force • They forced him to work for them at gun point.
pressure • He claimed the police pressured him to change his testimony.
bind • The treaty binds them to respect their neighbour's independence.
compel • the introduction of legislation to compel cyclists to wear a helmet
oblige • This decree obliges unions to delay strikes.
necessitate • A prolonged drought had necessitated the introduction of water rationing.
coerce • He argued that the government had coerced him into resigning.
impel • I felt impelled to go on speaking.
pressurize • He thought she was trying to pressurize him into marriage.
drive • Depression drove him to attempt suicide.
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bindIf you are bound by something such as a rule, agreement, or restriction, you are forced or required to act in a certain way.
• The treaty binds them to respect their neighbour's independence.
chainIf a person or thing is chained to something, they are fastened to it with a chain.
• We were kept in a cell, chained to the wall.
checkTo check something, usually something bad, means to stop it from spreading or continuing.
• Sex education is expected to help check the spread of Aids.
Thesaurus for constrain from the Collins English Thesaurus
to compel or force, esp by persuasion, circumstances, etc; oblige