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constrain

constrain(
kuhn
-
streyn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
(formal)
(to oblige)
a. obligar
At this point I felt constrained to intervene.En este punto me sentí obligada a intervenir.
2. (to restrict)
a. constreñir
This new law constrains citizens' right to free speech.Esta nueva ley constriñe la libertad de expresión de los ciudadanos.
b. restringir
A lack of adequate funding is constraining the growth of supply.La falta de financiación adecuada está restringiendo el crecimiento de la oferta.
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constrain
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. restringir, constreñir
to feel constrained to do somethingsentirse obligado(a) a hacer algo
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constrain [kənˈstreɪn]
transitive verb
(oblige) obligar
to constrain sb to do sth obligar a algn a hacer algo; to feel/be constrained to do sth sentirse/verse obligado a hacer algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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