Synonyms of constrain in English:


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1‘Ernie felt constrained to explain further’


compel, force, coerce, drive, impel, oblige, prevail on, require

press, push, pressure, pressurize, urge, bully, dragoon, browbeat

informal railroad, bulldoze, steamroller, hustle, twist someone's arm, strong-arm, lean on, put the screws on

2‘prices were constrained by continuing state controls’


restrict, limit, curb, check, restrain, regulate, contain, hold back, keep down

3‘only by acting on the systems which constrain them can women hope to free themselves’


confine, restrain, restrict, impede, hamstring, baulk, frustrate, stifle, hinder, hamper, check, retard, cramp, rein in

shut in, hem in, fence in, close in, lock in, coop up, chain, lock up, imprison, incarcerate, intern

literary trammel