HyperDic: restrict

English > 4 senses of the word restrict:
VERBchangerestrict, curtail, curb, cut backplace restrictions on
socialrestrict, controlplace under restrictions
changerestrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttleplace limits on (extent or access)
socialrestrictprevent (information) from being circulated or disclosed
restrict > pronunciation
Soundsriystrih'kt
Rhymesaddict ... verdict: 24 rhymes with ihkt...
English > restrict: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningplace restrictions on.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymscurtail, curb, cut back
NarrowerabridgeLessen, diminish, or curtail
immobilize, immobiliseCause to be unable to move
rationrestrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war
restrict, controlplace under restrictions
Broaderlimit, circumscribe, confine torestrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
Spanishlimitar, restringir
Catalanlimitar, restringir
Adjectivesrestrictiveserving to restrict
Nounsrestrictionan act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
English > restrict: 4 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningplace under restrictions; limit access to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymcontrol
Narrowerclassifydeclare unavailable, as for security reasons
localize, localiserestrict something to a particular area
taboodeclare as sacred and forbidden
Broaderrestrict, curtail, curb, cut backplace restrictions on
Oppositederestrictmake free from restrictions
Spanishlimitar, restringir
Catalanlimitar, restringir
Adjectivesrestrictive(of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports
Nounsrestrictionan act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
English > restrict: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningplace limits on (extent or access).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"restrict the use of this parking lot"
Synonymstrammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
Narrowerclamp down, crack downrepress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)
demarcate, delimit, delimitateSet, mark, or draw the boundaries of something
draw the line, draw a lineReasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)
gaterestrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory / dormitory or campus as a means / means of punishment
hamper, halter, cramp, strangleprevent the progress or free movement of
mark off, mark outSet boundaries to and delimit
reduce, tightenNarrow or limit
restrain, encumber, cumberhold back
scant, skimpLimit in quality or quantity
stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrainrestrict
tieLimit or restrict to
Spanishestrangular, limitar, restringir
Catalanestrangular, limitar, restringir
Adjectivesrestrictiveserving to restrict
Nounsrestrictionan act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
restrictionthe act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)
English > restrict: 4 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningPrevent (information) from being circulated or disclosed.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderprevent, keepStop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state

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