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RESTRICT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does restrict mean? 

RESTRICT (verb)
  The verb RESTRICT has 4 senses:

1. place restrictions on
2. place under restrictions; limit access to
3. place limits on (extent or access)
4. make more specific

  Familiarity information: RESTRICT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESTRICT (verb)


Sense 1restrict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place restrictions on

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

restrict; curtail; cut back; curb

Context example:

curtail drinking in school

Hypernyms (to "restrict" is one way to...):

circumscribe; confine; limit (restrict or confine,)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "restrict"):

immobilise; immobilize (cause to be unable to move)

abridge (lessen, diminish, or curtail)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2restrict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place under restrictions; limit access to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

This substance is controlled

Hypernyms (to "restrict" is one way to...):

check; contain; control; curb; hold; hold in; moderate (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "restrict"):

classify (declare unavailable, as for security reasons)

taboo (declare as sacred and forbidden)

scant; skimp (limit in quality or quantity)

localise; localize (restrict something to a particular area)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

derestrict (make free from restrictions)


Sense 3restrict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place limits on (extent or access)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

throttle; limit; confine; restrain; trammel; restrict; bound

Context examples:

restrict the use of this parking lot / limit the time you can spend with your friends

Hypernyms (to "restrict" is one way to...):

check; contain; control; curb; hold; hold in; moderate (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "restrict"):

reduce; tighten (narrow or limit)

constrain; cumber; encumber; restrain (hold back)

inhibit (limit the range or extent of)

clamp down; crack down (repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable))

constrain; stiffen; tighten; tighten up (restrict)

cramp; halter; hamper; strangle (prevent the progress or free movement of)

baffle; regulate (check the emission of (sound))

harness; rein; rule (keep in check)

mark off; mark out (set boundaries to and delimit)

draw a line; draw the line (reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on))

gate (restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment)

tie (limit or restrict to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 4restrict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make more specific

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

qualify; restrict

Context example:

qualify these remarks

Hypernyms (to "restrict" is one way to...):

modify (make less severe or harsh or extreme)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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