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Translation of contraindre in English:

verbe transitif

  • 1 (obliger) contraindre quelqu'un à la passivité or à demeurer passif
    to force ou compel somebody to remain passive
    être contraint au repos or de se reposer
    to be forced ou compelled to rest
    je serai contraint de déménager
    I'll have to ou be forced to move
    je me vois contraint de démissionner
    I have no option but to resign
    contraindre par corps (Droit)
    to imprison [somebody] for debt
    contraindre quelqu'un par saisie de biens (Droit)
    to distrain somebody's property

also: se contraindre verbe pronominal

  • 1 (se forcer)se contraindre à faire
    to force oneself to do
    se contraindre à des exercices/à une vie austère
    to force oneself to exercise/to keep to an austere lifestyle
  • 2 (se contenir)
    to exercise self-control

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