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Synonyms for restrict
rɪˈstrɪkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restrict, curtail, curb, cut back(verb)

    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. restrict(verb)

    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, throttle(verb)

    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, restrict(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. restrict(verb)

    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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. restrict(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. restrict(v)

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

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How to use restrict in a sentence?

  1. Ron Wyden:

    If politicians want to restrict the First Amendment or eliminate the tools with which much of the world communicates in real time, they should understand they are also taking away the tools that bear witness to government brutality, war crimes, corporate lawlessness and incidents of racial bias.

  2. Wang Jiangyu:

    China might need to restrict the market access of American companies. But to purge American companies that are already operating in China might be a very bad idea. Those companies generate jobs and revenue for China. Most Apple products are made in China, to do something to harm American firms that are already operating in China would be very stupid.

  3. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

    I know there are currently laws in place in certain states that restrict that.

  4. Todd Schulte:

    It is the newest in a series of moves by the administration to substantially restrict legal immigration by making it more difficult, expensive and bureaucratic for the applicants while allowing the government to easily deny claims for people who should be coming here -- or who are here and stuck in a broken visa system -- and strengthening our country.

  5. Dan Leader:

    We are delighted the court has rejected Shell's attempt to restrict the community's legal rights, the message is clear - Shell must clean up this appalling oil spill and the Bodo community will keep on with its legal case until they are confident that it will do so.


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