restrict

restrict
restrict [v] confine, limit situation or ability to participate bind, bottle up, bound, chain, check, circumscribe, come down on, constrict, contain, contract, cool down, cramp, curb, decrease, define, delimit, delimitate, demarcate, demark, diminish, encircle, enclose, hamper, handicap, hang up, hem in, hold back, hold down, impede, inclose, inhibit, keep within bounds, keep within limits, moderate, modify, narrow, pin down, prelimit, put away, put on ice*, qualify, reduce, regulate, restrain, send up, shorten, shrink, shut in, surround, temper, tether, tie; concept 130 —Ant. enlarge, expand, free, let go, release

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  • restrict — re‧strict [rɪˈstrɪkt] verb [transitive] to limit or put controls on the amount, size, or range of something: restrict something to something • The bank imposed a ruling, restricting credit increases to 2.5%. • laws that restrict public employee… …   Financial and business terms

  • restrict — re·strict vt 1: to subject to bounds or limits restrict the height of buildings restrict visitation rights 2: to place under restrictions as to use or distribution restrict ed the land to recreational use Merriam Webster’s Dictio …   Law dictionary

  • Restrict — Re*strict , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Restricted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Restricting}.] To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet. [1913 Webster] Syn: To limit;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Restrict — Re*strict , a. [L. restrictus, p. p. of restringere. See {Restrain}.] Restricted. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • restrict — (v.) 1530s, from L. restrictus, pp. of restringere (see RESTRICTION (Cf. restriction)). Regarded 18c. as a Scottishism. Related: RESTRICTED (Cf. Restricted); restricting …   Etymology dictionary

  • restrict — *limit, circumscribe, confine Analogous words: bind, *tie: *contract, shrink: *restrain, curb, check Contrasted words: *extend, lengthen: *expand, amplify, swell: enlarge, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • restrict — ► VERB 1) put a limit on; keep under control. 2) deprive of freedom of movement or action. ORIGIN Latin restringere tie back …   English terms dictionary

  • restrict — [ri strikt′] vt. [< L restrictus, pp. of restringere: see RESTRAIN] to keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine SYN. LIMIT …   English World dictionary

  • restrict — verb ADVERB ▪ greatly, seriously (esp. BrE), severely, sharply (esp. BrE), significantly ▪ further ▪ The government is considering new laws which will further restrict people s access to firearms …   Collocations dictionary

  • restrict — [[t]rɪstrɪ̱kt[/t]] restricts, restricting, restricted 1) VERB If you restrict something, you put a limit on it in order to reduce it or prevent it becoming too great. [V n] There is talk of raising the admission requirements to restrict the… …   English dictionary

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