Command and Constrain


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Command verb – To issue orders to (someone) by right of authority.
Usage example: the general commanded his troops with Caesar-like imperiousness

Constrain is a synonym for command in rule topic. In some cases you can use "Constrain" instead a verb "Command".
Nearby Words: commanding, commanded, commander, commandment, commandant
Synonyms for Command


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Constrain verb – To cause (a person) to give in to pressure.
Command is a synonym for constrain. Sometimes you can use "Command" instead a verb "Constrain".
Nearby Words: constraint, constraining, constrainedly
Synonyms for Constrain

Common collocations

men command men constrain men
technology command technology constrain technology
magic command magic constrain magic
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