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re·strict

 (rĭ-strĭkt′)
tr.v. re·strict·ed, re·strict·ing, re·stricts
1. To keep or confine within physical limits: The inmates are restricted to their cells for 23 hours each day. Food consumption is restricted to the cafeteria.
2. To prevent or prohibit beyond a certain limit or by restriction: The law restricts the use of pesticides. The program restricts unauthorized users from accessing the data. See Synonyms at limit.

[Latin restringere, restrict- : re-, re- + stringere, to draw tight; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]

re·stric′tor, re·strict′er n.

restrict

(rɪˈstrɪkt)
vb
(often foll by to) to confine or keep within certain often specified limits or selected bounds: to restrict one's drinking to the evening.
[C16: from Latin rēstrictus bound up, from rēstringere; see restrain]

re•strict

(rɪˈstrɪkt)

v.t.
to confine or keep within limits, as of space, action, choice, or quantity.
[1525–35; < Latin restrictus drawn back, tightened, reserved, orig. past participle of restringere to restrain; compare strict]

restrict


Past participle: restricted
Gerund: restricting

Imperative
restrict
restrict
Present
I restrict
you restrict
he/she/it restricts
we restrict
you restrict
they restrict
Preterite
I restricted
you restricted
he/she/it restricted
we restricted
you restricted
they restricted
Present Continuous
I am restricting
you are restricting
he/she/it is restricting
we are restricting
you are restricting
they are restricting
Present Perfect
I have restricted
you have restricted
he/she/it has restricted
we have restricted
you have restricted
they have restricted
Past Continuous
I was restricting
you were restricting
he/she/it was restricting
we were restricting
you were restricting
they were restricting
Past Perfect
I had restricted
you had restricted
he/she/it had restricted
we had restricted
you had restricted
they had restricted
Future
I will restrict
you will restrict
he/she/it will restrict
we will restrict
you will restrict
they will restrict
Future Perfect
I will have restricted
you will have restricted
he/she/it will have restricted
we will have restricted
you will have restricted
they will have restricted
Future Continuous
I will be restricting
you will be restricting
he/she/it will be restricting
we will be restricting
you will be restricting
they will be restricting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been restricting
you have been restricting
he/she/it has been restricting
we have been restricting
you have been restricting
they have been restricting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been restricting
you will have been restricting
he/she/it will have been restricting
we will have been restricting
you will have been restricting
they will have been restricting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been restricting
you had been restricting
he/she/it had been restricting
we had been restricting
you had been restricting
they had been restricting
Conditional
I would restrict
you would restrict
he/she/it would restrict
we would restrict
you would restrict
they would restrict
Past Conditional
I would have restricted
you would have restricted
he/she/it would have restricted
we would have restricted
you would have restricted
they would have restricted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.restrict - place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
circumscribe, confine, limit - restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
abridge - lessen, diminish, or curtail; "the new law might abridge our freedom of expression"
immobilise, immobilize - cause to be unable to move; "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic"
2.restrict - place under restrictions; limit access to; "This substance is controlled"
classify - declare unavailable, as for security reasons; "Classify these documents"
taboo - declare as sacred and forbidden
scant, skimp - limit in quality or quantity
localise, localize - restrict something to a particular area
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
derestrict - make free from restrictions
3.restrict - place limits on (extent or access)restrict - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
tighten, reduce - narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"
tie - limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
gate - restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment
draw a line, draw the line - reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on); "I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!"
mark off, mark out - set boundaries to and delimit; "mark out the territory"
harness, rein, rule - keep in check; "rule one's temper"
baffle, regulate - check the emission of (sound)
hamper, cramp, halter, strangle - prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
tighten up, constrain, stiffen, tighten - restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
clamp down, crack down - repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable); "The police clamped down on illegal drugs"
inhibit - limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
4.restrict - make more specific; "qualify these remarks"
modify - make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

restrict

verb
1. limit, fix, regulate, specify, curb, ration, keep within bounds or limits a move to restrict the number of students on campus at any one time
limit free, allow, encourage, promote, permit, foster, widen, broaden
2. hamper, impede, handicap, restrain, cramp, inhibit, straiten The shoulder straps restrict movement.

restrict

verb
To place a limit on:
Translations
يَحْصُر نَفْسَه، يَبْقى في نِطاقيُقَيِّدُيُقَيِّد، يَحِدُّ من، يُحَدِّد
omezit
begrænseindskrænke
rajoittaa
ograničiti
leszûkít
takmarka
制限する
제한하다
apribotasribojantissuvaržytiturintis apribojimųvaržantis
ierobežot
omejiti
begränsa
จำกัด
sınırlamakkısıtlamak
hạn chế

restrict

[rɪsˈtrɪkt] VT [+ visits, price rise] → limitar; [+ authority, freedom] → restringir, limitar
the plant is restricted to Andalusiala planta está restringida a Andalucía
his output is restricted to novelssu producción se limita a las novelas
to restrict o.s. to sthlimitarse a algo
I restrict myself to the factsme limito a exponer los hechos
nowadays I restrict myself to a litre a dayhoy día me limito a beber un litro diario

restrict

[rɪˈstrɪkt] vt
(= limit) [+ imports, numbers, amount] → restreindre
[+ freedom, movement, flow] → restreindre
(= confine) [+ person] → confiner
to be restricted to sth [person] → être confiné(e) à qch
For the first two weeks patients are restricted to the grounds → Pendant les deux premières semaines, les patients sont confinés à l'enceinte.
to be restricted to sb [membership] → être réservé(e) à qn
Membership is restricted to men → Le statut de membre est réservé aux hommes.
to restrict o.s. to sth → se limiter à qch

restrict

vt
(= limit)beschränken (→ to auf +acc); freedom, authority alsoeinschränken; time, number alsobegrenzen (→ to auf +acc); to restrict somebody’s movementsjdn in seiner Bewegungsfreiheit einschränken; all speakers are restricted to three hoursdie Redezeit ist auf drei Stunden beschränkt
(= hinder) restricting clothesbeengende Kleidungsstücke

restrict

[rɪˈstrɪkt] vtlimitare, restringere

restrict

(rəˈstrikt) verb
1. to keep within certain limits. I try to restrict myself / my smoking to five cigarettes a day; Use of the car-park is restricted to senior staff.
2. to make less than usual, desirable etc. He feels this new law will restrict his freedom.
reˈstricted adjective
1. limited; narrow, small. a restricted space.
2. to which entry has been restricted to certain people. The battlefield was a restricted zone.
3. in which certain restrictions (eg a speed limit) apply. a restricted area.
reˈstriction (-ʃən) noun
1. a rule etc that limits or controls. Even in a free democracy a person's behaviour must be subject to certain restrictions.
2. the act of restricting. restriction of freedom.
reˈstrictive (-tiv) adjective
restricting or intended to restrict.

restrict

يُقَيِّدُ omezit begrænse einschränken περιορίζω restringir rajoittaa restreindre ograničiti limitare 制限する 제한하다 beperken begrense ograniczyć restringir ограничивать begränsa จำกัด sınırlamak hạn chế 限制

restrict

v. restringir, confinar.

restrict

vt restringir, limitar
References in classic literature ?
Why, I was obliged to let him understand explicitly that I preferred to keep some of my clothes for my own personal wearing; also, I put his magnificence upon an allowance of cologne-water, and actually was so cruel as to restrict him to one dozen of my cambric handkerchiefs.
But on Miss Mills observing, with despondency, that it were well indeed for some hearts if this were so, I explained that I begged leave to restrict the observation to mortals of the masculine gender.
To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war; while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it.
Now let us see how far the general powers arrayed against us are restrict, and how the individual cannot.
A snake would be a good illustration of this, for it is cold-blooded, and therefore removed from the temptations which often weaken or restrict warm-blooded creatures.
Item, that having been told by the master of the novices that he should restrict his food for two days to a single three-pound loaf of bran and beans, for the greater honoring and glorifying of St.