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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. State John Sullivan:

    Some governments are unable to maintain security and meet the basic needs of their people, while others are simply unwilling, states that restrict freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly; that allow and commit violence against members of religious, ethnic, and other minority groups; or that undermine the fundamental dignity of persons are morally reprehensible and undermine our interests.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    What we can't do is restrict the rights of law abiding citizens, i actually think people packin' is part of the answer.

  3. Former NYPD Commissioner Howard Safir:

    As criminals see the police restrained by new laws, policy and regulations that restrict tactics like stop and frisk or broken windows, they no longer fear the police and certainty of arrest, while in the past, they would not carry their weapons because of fear of arrest, they now do, and therefore the opportunity for armed confrontations with police significantly increases.

  4. Alexandra Phelan:

    This essentially serves as a call to the international community that they have to step up appropriate financial and technical support, those restrictions would actually restrict the flow of goods and health care workers into affected countries so they are counter-productive.

  5. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

    I think that's certainly something that's on the table for us to discuss, and that we expect to come up over the next couple of weeks. i know there are currently laws in place in certain states that restrict that.


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