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constrain

(Compel), verb actuate, apply pressure, assert oneself, bring about by force, bring pressure to bear upon, burden, cause to, charge, coerce, cogere, command, command influence, compel, compellere, decree, demand, dominate, drive, enforce, enforce obedience, exact, exert influence, force, goad, have influence, impel, impose, immose a duty, induce, insist, insist on, issue a command, leave no option, make necessary, move, move to action, necessitate, obligate, oblige, order, press, pressure, prevail upon, prod, propel, push, put pressure on, put under obliiation, require, secure by force, squeeze, subject, take no denial, tell, urge, urge forward, work upon

constrain

(Imprison), verb arrest, bind, bridle, chain, circumscribe, commit, commit to an institution, commit to prison, confine, confine forcibly, detain, enclose, enthrall, entomb, harness, hold, hold as hostage, hold back by force, hold captive, hold in restraint, immure, impound, institutionalize, intern, isolate, jail, keep as captive, keep in custody, keep in detention, keep prisoner, limit, manacle, put in a cell, put under arrest, put under restraint, restrain, restrict, send to prison, shackle, take captive, take into custody, trammel

constrain

(Restrain), verb ban, bar, block, bridle, censor, chain, check, control, curb, debar, deny, disallow, forbid, hamper, harness, hinder, hold back, hold back by force, hold down, hold in, hold in check, impede, impose restrictions, inhibit, keep back, keep in check, lay under reetraint, limit, obstruct, oppress, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, put a stop to, put under restraint, refuse, refuse to grant, repress, restrain, restrict, restrict access, subdue, subjugate, suppress, withhold
See also: allay, apprehend, arrest, bind, check, coerce, command, commit, compel, confine, constrict, contain, control, debar, detain, disadvantage, enforce, enjoin, exact, foist, force, halt, hinder, immure, impose, imprison, inhibit, jail, keep, limit, make, moderate, obligate, pressure, require, restrain, restrict, stay, stifle, subject, trammel, withhold
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The Supreme Critic on the errors of the past and the present, and the only prophet of that which must be, is that great nature in which we rest as the earth lies in the soft arms of the atmosphere; that Unity, that Over-soul, within which every man's particular being is contained and made one with all other; that common heart of which all sincere conversation is the worship, to which all right action is submission; that overpowering reality which confutes our tricks and talents, and constrains every one to pass for what he is, and to speak from his character and not from his tongue, and which evermore tends to pass into our thought and hand and become wisdom and virtue and power and beauty.
The ratings were constrained by the trust's aggressive capital expenditure plans in the mid-term, which could constrain its liquidity in the short-term.
Not only did the authorities at Tubingen University constrain the content to make the work more mathematically than physically oriented, but Kepler's otherwise supportive teacher and mentor, Michael Maestlin, had little sympathy for Kepler's physical arguments.