President Obama is at least as eager to constrain Medicare spending as Republicans, possibly even more so.
Isha Aran at Jezebel worries that the show “glorif[ies] the way religion can constrain people.”
Talks don't seem to constrain the violent actors, and on this occasion seem to have provoked more violence.
Regulators could constrain the size of banks, but not break them up.
This argument is vital to a larger argument: Do we obey the rules set up to constrain government or not?
Come, lads, I have no wish to constrain you, I merely give one of you the chance.
I beg your pardon, but my brother; he shall not constrain me.
But—I constrain you in the act of rushing off to pack your things—one moment: this essay has yet to be finished.
Would you profit by the authority you possess over her to constrain her will?
It is not necessary to constrain into harmony what is in itself harmonious.
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.