constrained

[kuhn-streynd]

Origin:
1565–75; constrain + -ed2

constrainedly [kuhn-strey-nid-lee] , adverb
unconstrained, adjective
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constrain

[kuhn-streyn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to force, compel, or oblige: He was constrained to admit the offense.
2.
to confine forcibly, as by bonds.
3.
to repress or restrain: Cold weather constrained the plant's growth.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English constrei(g)nen < Anglo-French, Middle French constrei(g)n- (stem of constreindre) < Latin constringere. See con-, strain1

constrainable, adjective
constrainer, noun
constrainingly, adverb
nonconstraining, adjective
unconstrainable, adjective
unconstraining, adjective

coerce, compel, constrain, force, oblige (see synonym study at oblige).


1. coerce. 2. check, bind.


2. free.
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constrain (kənˈstreɪn)
 
vb
1.  to compel or force, esp by persuasion, circumstances, etc; oblige
2.  to restrain by or as if by force; confine
 
[C14: from Old French constreindre, from Latin constringere to bind together, from stringere to bind]
 
con'strainer
 
n

constrained (kənˈstreɪnd)
 
adj
embarrassed, unnatural, or forced: a constrained smile
 
constrainedly
 
adv

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constrain
mid-14c., from stem of O.Fr. constreindre, from L. constringere "to bind together, tie tightly," from com- "together" + stringere "to draw tight" (see strain (v.)).
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Museum shops seem inspired, rather than constrained by thematic limitations and
  the budgets of nonprofit organizations.
Bank lending is constrained by customer demand and by capital.
Another possibility is that the responder chimpanzee did not understand that
  its choices were constrained by the proposer.
The possibilities for neutrinos are less constrained by previous measurements,
  he says.
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