Translation of constrain in Spanish:

constrain

Pronunciation: /kənˈstreɪn/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (compel) (often passive/frecuentemente en voz pasiva) obligar*, constreñir* [formal] she felt constrained to be polite se sintió obligada a ser cortés
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    • She was not constrained to follow His passage, but made a devastating beeline to wherever she thought she could pin Him down, only to discover in every instance that He was already gone.
    • We are constrained to apply only reasonable force when we, our families, or our property is attacked.
    • May the Lord graciously grant us this holy faith and the love for Christ that rises from it - a love that is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, constraining us to lean on him alone.

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