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1. constrain

verb. ['kənˈstreɪn'] hold back.

Synonyms

  • restrict
  • bound
  • curb
  • limit
  • trammel
  • restrain
  • confine
  • encumber
  • bridle
  • cumber
  • clog

Antonyms

  • free
  • uncertain
  • unoriented
  • untreated

Etymology

  • constraindre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Constrain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane
  • mcquain

How do you pronounce constrain?

Pronounce constrain as kənˈstreɪn.

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Sentences with constrain


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Though businesses rely on economists to forecast trends, budgetary limitations constrain the growth of this profession.

2. Verb, base form
Sometimes if the valves are too tight, it can constrain water pressure in the pipes.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Check the "constrain proportions" box.

2. constrain

verb. ['kənˈstreɪn'] restrict.

Synonyms

  • restrict
  • bound
  • tighten up
  • limit
  • tighten
  • stiffen
  • restrain
  • trammel
  • confine

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • declassify
  • stand still
  • unbound

Etymology

  • constraindre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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