Definition of Constrain

  • (v. t.) To secure by bonds; to chain; to bond or confine; to hold tightly; to constringe.
  • (v. t.) To bring into a narrow compass; to compress.
  • (v. t.) To hold back by force; to restrain; to repress.
  • (v. t.) To compel; to force; to necessitate; to oblige.
  • (v. t.) To violate; to ravish.
  • (v. t.) To produce in such a manner as to give an unnatural effect; as, a constrained voice.

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