Constrain

What is Constrain ?

Constrain is (verb) 1. to stop someone doing something which they want to do His movements were constrained by his tight suit. Entrepreneurs feel constrained by the mass of bureaucracy and red tape. 2. to force someone to do something Her lack of cash constrained her to sell her house. He felt constrained to attend every single meeting.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level