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Regarding this matter, I've googled and came up with this website, which says:

As verbs the difference [...] is that confined is (confine) while constrained is (constrain).
As adjectives the difference [...] is that confined is not free to move while constrained is within close bounds [...]

With the first paragraph it is that I simply do not understand it grammatically. I read the second one as confined is stricter than constrained.
Is this correct?

My guess would be that "constrained" may refer to virtually any situation while "confined" is only applied to physical space.

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    That web site doesn't get it quite right. A dog is constrained by a chain but confined by a fence. More generally, a constraint limits the type and extent of action one might take, while a confinement limits the range of possibilities of action. – Hot Licks Dec 21 '15 at 18:48
  • @HotLicks OK, I get the difference but would not be able to formulate it. An answer is highly appreciated. :-) – cadaniluk Dec 21 '15 at 18:53
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The difference between confine and constrain.

confine:

To restrict; to keep within bounds; to shut or keep in a limited space or area.

constrain:

To force physically, by strong persuasion; to compel; to oblige.

And as a noun confine means limit.(confine and constrain)

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    It is encouraged to post a link and name of the source. Please edit your answer. – user140086 Dec 22 '15 at 6:53
  • It looks far better. +1) :-) – user140086 Dec 22 '15 at 8:41
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    Alright, these are two definitions, but could you explain the difference between both somewhat more, please? – cadaniluk Dec 22 '15 at 12:26
  • The definitions are quite clear, but as adjectives confined means (of a space or an area) small and surrounded by walls or sides. For example: "It is cruel to keep animals in confined spaces". (Oxford dictionary) And constrained means to feel very strongly that you must do something. For example: "I feel constrained to tell the truth". (Longman dictionary) – haha Dec 22 '15 at 17:33

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