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Synonyms for restrict
rɪˈstrɪktre·strict

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Wiktionary

  1. restrictverb

    To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet.

    Synonyms:
    curb, bound, repress, circumscribe, restrain, limit, coerce

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. restrict

    Binding is primarily by something flexible, as a cord or bandage drawn closely around an object or group of objects, as when we bind up a wounded limb. We bind a sheaf of wheat with a cord; we tie the cord in a knot; we fasten by any means that will make things hold together, as a board by nails, or a door by a lock. The verbs tie and fasten are scarcely used in the figurative sense, tho, using the noun, we speak of the ties of affection. Bind has an extensive figurative use. One is bound by conscience or honor; he is obliged by some imperious necessity; engaged by his own promise; compelled by physical force or its moral equivalent.

    Synonyms:
    bind, compel, engage, fasten, fetter, fix, oblige, restrain, secure, shackle, tie

    Antonyms:
    free, loose, set free, unbind, unfasten, unloose, untie

    Preposition:
    Bind to a pillar; unto an altar; to a service; bind one with chains or in chains; one is bound by a contract; a splint is bound upon a limb; the arms may be bound to the sides or behind the back; bind a wreath about, around, or round the head; twigs are bound in or into fagots; for military purposes, they are bound at both ends and in the middle; one is bound by a contract, or bound under a penalty to fulfil a contract.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. restrict, curtail, curb, cut backverb

    place restrictions on

    "curtail drinking in school"

    Synonyms:
    suppress, bring down, qualify, conquer, moderate, throttle, trim down, flash back, prune, inhibit, cut, trammel, trim back, lop, trim, cut down, reduce, control, subdue, curb, stamp down, hold, cut short, confine, restrain, clip, hold in, curtail, contain, bound, limit, cut back, snip, crop, dress, check

    Antonyms:
    derestrict

  2. restrictverb

    place under restrictions; limit access to

    "This substance is controlled"

    Synonyms:
    bound, cut back, throttle, curb, restrain, limit, trammel, qualify, confine, curtail

    Antonyms:
    derestrict

  3. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttleverb

    place limits on (extent or access)

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

    Synonyms:
    spring, strangle, snare, intimidate, rebound, qualify, ricochet, choke, throttle, circumscribe, hold back, fix, trammel, entrap, take a hop, hold in, determine, encumber, define, specify, border, strangulate, keep, reverberate, recoil, cumber, curb, constrain, hold, ensnare, confine, bounce, leap, restrain, jump, bound, curtail, detain, trap, resile, limit, keep back, cut back, set, enclose

    Antonyms:
    derestrict

  4. qualify, restrictverb

    make more specific

    "qualify these remarks"

    Synonyms:
    stipulate, cut back, trammel, measure up, confine, bound, modify, restrain, curtail, condition, characterize, specify, qualify, limit, characterise, dispose, curb, throttle

    Antonyms:
    derestrict

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. restrictverb

    Synonyms:
    limit, bound, restrain, confine, circumscribe, hedge in

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. restrictverb

    Synonyms:
    restrain, limit, confine, repress, curb, circumscribe

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How to use restrict in a sentence?

  1. Lenna Liu:

    Limit, but do not overly restrict sweet foods, in particular, limit sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda or juice – have them drink water or lowfat milk.

  2. Naho Morisaki:

    Japanese women tend to self-restrict weight gain even lower than current recommendations, as they think that doing so will' ease delivery' and' help them retain a better body proportion after delivery,'.

  3. Jen Psaki:

    The short-term impact of oil prices on Iran may be blunted by sanctions that already restrict the government's access to oil revenue held outside of Iran.

  4. Giosu, Borsi:

    The great thought, the great concern, the great anxiety of men is to restrict, as much as possible, the limits of their own responsibility.

  5. Rick Ross:

    But sometimes this backfires, and can move some people further out of the group, especially if they are on the fence. Unfortunately, with Scientology, [leadership] could further restrict access to the outside world. the public should know that Scientology has routinely declared people SP (a suppressive person) and then encouraged Scientologists, including family members, to disconnect from SPs or risk being labeled a PTS (Potential Trouble Source). This policy has hurt many families.


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