A constrains B

A causes B

What are the differences?

Examples would be very helpful.

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    Welcome to ELL! -- The two verbs constrain and cause don't share a similar meaning that I can think of. Could you tell us more why do you think they're the same or related? Have you found one of them used unexpectedly in some book? – Damkerng T. Dec 1 '15 at 11:34

To the extent that the meanings of these words overlap, it would be as follows.

When A constrains B, A determines B's shape or properties. A places some limits on B.

When A causes B, A produces B.

A can affect B without causing B. But when A causes B, A also affects B.

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