constrain vs tighten what difference

what is difference between constrain and tighten

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

Equivalent to tight +‎ -en. From Middle English tighten, from Old English tyhtan.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtaɪ.tən/
  • Rhymes: -aɪtən
  • Homophones: titan, Titan

Verb

tighten (third-person singular simple present tightens, present participle tightening, simple past and past participle tightened)

  1. (transitive) To make tighter.
    • 1760, Francis Fawkes, Works of Anacreon, Sappho, Bion, Moschus, and Musæus translated into English by a gentleman of Cambridge
      Just where I please, with tighten;d rein / I’ll urge thee round the dusty plain.
  2. (intransitive) To become tighter.
  3. (economics) To make money harder to borrow or obtain.
  4. (economics) To raise short-term interest rates.

Antonyms

  • (make tighter): loosen

Derived terms

Related terms

  • tight

Translations

Anagrams

  • tingeth

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