English translation of 'contraindre'
Verb Table transitive verb
contraindre qn à faire to force sb to do ⧫ to compel sb to do
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Example Sentences Including 'contraindre'
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L'objectif est clair : contraindre son associé Leo Kirch, financièrement exsangue, à se délester de deux bijoux de sa couronne.Le Monde (2002)
Lorsque ces contacts réguliers ne suffisent pas, de grands mouvements peuvent contraindre le pouvoir à reculer.La grande manip
Mais ma volonté ne put contraindre ce corps qui refusait de livrer passage au bébé.Tremblement de coeur
On peut contraindre quelqu'un à soigner une vraie maladie, une syphilis par exemple, mais pas un état d'esprit.Marie Claire
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'contraindre' in Other Languages
British English: coerce VERB
If you coerce someone into doing something, you make them do it, although they do not want to.
He argued that the government coerced him into pleading guilty.
British English: compel VERB
If a situation, a rule, or a person compels you to do something, they force you to do it.
...the introduction of legislation to compel cyclists to wear a helmet.
Translation of contraindre from the Collins French to English
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