Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) enforce, impose, constrain (compel to behave in a certain way) "Social relations impose courtesy"; "duty constrains one to act often contrary to one's desires or inclinations"
- S: (v) restrain, confine, hold, constrain (to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement) "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
- S: (v) stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrain (severely restrict in scope or extent) "tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"