If they constrain our economy, theirs will suffer too, undoubtedly more.
Talks don't seem to constrain the violent actors, and on this occasion seem to have provoked more violence.
This argument is vital to a larger argument: Do we obey the rules set up to constrain government or not?
early 14c., constreyen, from stem of Old French constreindre (Modern French contraindre) "restrain, control," from Latin constringere "to bind together, tie tightly, fetter, shackle, chain," from com- "together" (see com-) + stringere "to draw tight" (see strain (v.)). Related: Constrained; constraining.