constrain


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Synonyms for constrain

Synonyms for constrain

to cause (a person or thing) to act or move in spite of resistance

to check the freedom and spontaneity of

Synonyms for constrain

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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.
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.
6) Instead of looking at states or the decision-making elite, this article looks into states, particularly at the domestic factors and political dynamics that constrain and determine foreign policy behavior, and consequently, at the instrumental use of foreign policy for purposes of regime legitimacy and consolidation.
One way to understand how the organizational context affects the success of the disability management program is to assess aspects of the organization that promote or constrain program activity.
The economic and technical pressures that constrain this housing are fierce, but we believe these fresh ideas can help open a new realm of possibility for First Step housing.
In NAP and the ILB, skilled labor supply has been a limiting factor, whereas availability of rail transportation constrains supply from the PRB.
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