|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To secure by bonds; to chain; to bond or confine; to hold tightly; to constringe.
2. (v. t.) To bring into a narrow compass; to compress.
3. (v. t.) To hold back by force; to restrain; to repress.
4. (v. t.) To compel; to force; to necessitate; to oblige.
5. (v. t.) To violate; to ravish.
6. (v. t.) To produce in such a manner as to give an unnatural effect; as, a constrained voice.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kon-stran': Generally in the sense of pressing urgently (2 Kings 4:8 Luke 24:29 Acts 16:15), to impel or carry away (2 Corinthians 5:14); sometimes to be compelled of necessity (Job 32:18 Acts 28:19; compare Galatians 6:12).
Constrain (6 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:41 And whoever shall constrain thee to go one mile, go with him two. (WBS)
Mark 15:21 And they constrain one Simon, a Cyrenian, who was passing by, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. (WBS)
Luke 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and constrain 'them' to come in, that my house may be filled. (ASV YLT)
2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we judge thus, that one died for all, therefore all died. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Galatians 6:12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. (KJV WBS YLT)
Judges 9:31 He sent messengers to Abimelech craftily, saying, "Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his brothers are come to Shechem; and behold, they constrain the city to take part against you. (WEB ASV)