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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 United States is resolute in its commitment to denying Iran any pathway to a nuclear weapon and to using the full range of our diplomatic and economic tools to constrain Irans nuclear activities.
Global Banking News-January 7, 2019--Romanian central banker says policy could be constrained by bank tax
The global financial services major says India's economic recovery has peaked and growth rates are likely to get constrained in the second half of this year.
Despite the recent agreement between Iran and the P5+1 countries, CI expects that the operating environment will remain very difficult until significant easing of sanctions has taken place, and will therefore continue to constrain the FSR for some time.
Cait Hewitt, deputy director of the Aviation Environment Federation, which wrote the report, said: "The Airports Commission and future governments have a choice to make: either allow aviation expansion in the south-east and heavily constrain regional airports, or let regional airports grow within the capacity they already have but don't build any new runways.
Cait Hewitt, deputy director of the Aviation Environment Federation, which wrote the report, said: "e Airports Commission and future governments have a choice to make: either allow aviation expansion in the southeast and heavily constrain regional airports, or let regional airports grow within the capacity they already have but don't build any new runways.
Based on deducing the probabilities of spectrum availability and interference constrain in theory under the mobile model, a prediction mechanism considering node mobility and PUs' states is presented.
of Texas) notes, they are irrelevant to actual law if it can be demonstrated that it does not in fact constrain judges in the manner its advocates claim and is often manipulated in practice.
Summary: NEW YORK/LONDON - Global expansion continues, but policy normalizsation may soon constrain market performance, Barclays Capital said in its latest flagship quarterly research publication, "Global Outlook: Winding Down the Recovery Trade."
In this paper, we constrain the Modified Quadratic Shepard interpolant to preserve positivity in one-dimensional interpolation such that the constrained interpolant also retains the least-squares fit to data.
These new modular components do not constrain rotary motion using a 360[degrees] housing as rolling element bearings do; instead, they are positioned in combinations of three to four segments to support a rotor from just a small percentage of its circumference.
1 : compel 1, force <He was constrained to retire because of ill health.>