Synonyms for (noun) constraint

Synonyms: constraint

Definition: the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others

Similar words: restriction, confinement

Definition: the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)

Usage: the restriction of the infection to a focal area


Synonyms: restraint, constraint

Definition: a device that retards something's motion

Usage: the car did not have proper restraints fitted

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: constraint, restraint

Definition: the state of being physically constrained

Usage: dogs should be kept under restraint

Similar words: confinement

Definition: the state of being confined

Usage: he was held in confinement