Constrain and Suppress


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Constrain verb – To keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression).
Usage example: constrained his anger at the needless interruption

Suppress is a synonym for constrain in check topic. In some cases you can use "Suppress" instead a verb "Constrain", when it comes to topics like control, restrain.
Nearby Words: constraint, constraining, constrainedly
Synonyms for Constrain


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Suppress verb – To keep from being publicly known.
Constrain is a synonym for suppress in check topic. Sometimes you can use "Constrain" instead a verb "Suppress", if it concerns topics such as control, restrain.
Nearby Words: suppression, suppressing, suppressor, suppressant
Synonyms for Suppress

Common collocations

technology constrain technology suppress technology
magic constrain magic suppress magic
movements constrain movements suppress movements
impulses constrain impulses suppress impulses
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