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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. Quebecs Covid-19:

    For politicians who have been preaching to us to restrict our activities, to restrict our social gatherings, to see our elderly loved ones through iPad and glass windows, for them to then ignore the sacrifice of others for their personal pleasure,( it) is hard to articulate how deeply disturbing that is, it truly feels like an insult.

  2. Johanna Mikl-Leitner:

    It is important that each country progressively restrict the flow on its border, and that we do that in agreement with each other.

  3. Everett Piper:

    Restrict high capacity magazines and clips and we say “over my dead body.”  Restrict the Body of Christ and we say little to nothing.

  4. Defense Department spokesman Bill Urban:

    These excessive maritime claims are inconsistent with international law as reflected in the Law of the Sea Convention in that they purport to restrict the navigation rights that the United States and all states are entitled to exercise.

  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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