restrict

restrict
restrict re‧strict [rɪˈstrɪkt] verb [transitive]
to limit or put controls on the amount, size, or range of something:
restrict something to something

• The bank imposed a ruling, restricting credit increases to 2.5%.

• laws that restrict public employee pension funds to making only certain types of investment

— restricted adjective :

• Japanese consumers pay higher prices for goods because of restricted competition.

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restrict UK US /rɪˈstrɪkt/ verb [T]
to limit something, reduce its size, or prevent it from increasing: »

If they want to restrict access to their pages, privacy controls are available.

restrict the sale/supply/use of sth »

Georgia is one of 22 states that restrict the sale of raw milk for human consumption.

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Other recommendations included restricting the number of retail outlets that can sell tobacco.

restrict sth to sb/sth »

They restrict these payments to employees who have been with the firm for more than a year.

restrict the right of sb to do sth »

The Government has recently restricted the right of council tenants to buy their own homes.

to limit someone's actions or movements: »

We are restricted from producing more than a certain quantity of air emissions, water effluent, or solid waste.

restrict sb to sth »

Consumers with successful suits would be restricted to $1.5 million in damages.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • restrict — re·strict vt 1: to subject to bounds or limits restrict the height of buildings restrict visitation rights 2: to place under restrictions as to use or distribution restrict ed the land to recreational use Merriam Webster’s Dictio …   Law dictionary

  • Restrict — Re*strict , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Restricted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Restricting}.] To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet. [1913 Webster] Syn: To limit;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Restrict — Re*strict , a. [L. restrictus, p. p. of restringere. See {Restrain}.] Restricted. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • restrict — (v.) 1530s, from L. restrictus, pp. of restringere (see RESTRICTION (Cf. restriction)). Regarded 18c. as a Scottishism. Related: RESTRICTED (Cf. Restricted); restricting …   Etymology dictionary

  • restrict — *limit, circumscribe, confine Analogous words: bind, *tie: *contract, shrink: *restrain, curb, check Contrasted words: *extend, lengthen: *expand, amplify, swell: enlarge, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • restrict — [ri strikt′] vt. [< L restrictus, pp. of restringere: see RESTRAIN] to keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine SYN. LIMIT …   English World dictionary

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  • restrict — [[t]rɪstrɪ̱kt[/t]] restricts, restricting, restricted 1) VERB If you restrict something, you put a limit on it in order to reduce it or prevent it becoming too great. [V n] There is talk of raising the admission requirements to restrict the… …   English dictionary

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