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Definition 1: place limits on (extent or amount or access) - [verb of change]

Samples where restrict or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • restrict the use of this parking lot
  • limit the time you can spend with your friends

Synonyms for restrict in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of restrict ) narrow or limit

"reduce the influx of foreigners"

(... is a kind of restrict ) restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult

(... is a kind of restrict ) set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something

(... is a kind of restrict ) repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)

"The police clamped down on illegal drugs"

(... is a kind of restrict ) severely restrict in scope or extent

"tighten the rules" "stiffen the regulations"

(... is a kind of restrict ) prevent the progress or free movement of

"He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather" "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"

(... is a kind of restrict ) set boundaries to and delimit

"mark out the territory"

(... is a kind of restrict ) reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)

"I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!"

(... is a kind of restrict ) restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment

(... is a kind of restrict ) limit or restrict to

"I am tied to UNIX" "These big jets are tied to large airports"

(... is a kind of restrict ) limit in quality or quantity

Definition 2: place restrictions on - [verb of change]

Samples where restrict or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • curtail drinking in school

Synonyms for restrict in the sense of this definition

(restrict is a kind of ...) restrict or confine within limits

"I limit you to two visits to the pub a day" "please confine your questions to the topic" "our actions are circumscribed by our biology, personality, and by the social and cultural context into which we are born"

(... is a kind of restrict ) lessen, diminish, or curtail

"the new law might abridge our freedom of expression"

(... is a kind of restrict ) cause to be unable to move

"The sudden storm immobilized the traffic"

(... is a kind of restrict ) restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war

"Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"

(... is a kind of restrict ) place under restrictions; limit access to by law

"this substance is controlled" "that area is restricted to security personnel only"

Samples where restrict or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this substance is controlled
  • that area is restricted to security personnel only

Synonyms for restrict in the sense of this definition

(restrict is a kind of ...) place restrictions on

"curtail drinking in school"

(... is a kind of restrict ) declare unavailable, as for security reasons

"Classify these documents"

(... is a kind of restrict ) declare as sacred and forbidden

(... is a kind of restrict ) restrict something to a particular area

(restrict is a kind of ...) stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state

"We must prevent the cancer from spreading" "His snoring kept me from falling asleep" "Keep the child from eating the marbles"

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