|Origin:||constraindre, from Latin constringere 'to constrict, constrain', from com- ( COM-) + stringere 'to pull tight'|
to stop someone from doing what they want to do
constrain somebody from doing something
Financial factors should not constrain doctors from prescribing the best treatment for patients.
to limit something:
Poor soil has constrained the level of crop production.
Women's employment opportunities are often severely constrained by family commitments.