1. Compel to behave in a certain way (synset 202566249)
    "Social relations impose courtesy"; "duty constrains one to act often contrary to one's desires or inclinations"
  2. To close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement (synset 201304044)
    "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"
  3. Severely restrict in scope or extent (synset 200419690)
    "tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"

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