constrain vs restrain what difference

what is difference between constrain and restrain

English

Etymology

From Middle English constreinen, from Old French constreindre, from Latin cōnstringō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kənˈstɹeɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn
  • Hyphenation: con‧strain

Verb

constrain (third-person singular simple present constrains, present participle constraining, simple past and past participle constrained)

  1. (transitive) To force physically, by strong persuasion or pressuring; to compel; to oblige.
  2. (transitive) To keep within close bounds; to confine.
  3. (transitive) To reduce a result in response to limited resources.

Related terms

  • constraint
  • constrict
  • restrain
  • strain

Translations

Anagrams

  • consarn it, consarnit, introscan, non-racist, nonracist, transonic


English

Etymology

From Middle English restreinen, a borrowing from Old French restreindre, from Latin rēstringere, present active infinitive of rēstringō (fasten, tighten).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈstɹeɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn
  • Hyphenation: re‧strain

Verb

restrain (third-person singular simple present restrains, present participle restraining, simple past and past participle restrained)

  1. (transitive) To control or keep in check.
  2. (transitive) To deprive of liberty.
  3. (transitive) To restrict or limit.
    He was restrained by the straitjacket.

Synonyms

  • (control or keep in check): check, limit, restrain, withstrain; See also Thesaurus:curb
  • (deprive of liberty): confine, detain

Related terms

  • constrain
  • restraint
  • restrict

Translations

Anagrams

  • arrestin, retrains, strainer, terrains, trainers, transire

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