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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French constraindre, contraindre, from Old French constraindre, constreindre, contraindre, from Latin constringere, present active infinitive of constringō.

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VerbEdit

contraindre

  1. to constrain
  2. to compel; force

ConjugationEdit

This verb is conjugated like peindre. It uses the same endings as rendre or vendre, but its -nd- becomes -gn- before a vowel, and its past participle ends in ‘t’ instead of a vowel.

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