constrain-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: hold back, restrict

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 CONSTRAIN NP2

They constrained the rules with only a single item in both
the antecedent and the consequence.
His belief in nonviolence constrained him from taking revenge on
his attackers.

VerbNet: limit-76
FrameNet: Hindering
PropBank: constrain.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2