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restrict

re·strict

restrict

 
 
pronunciation:
rih strIkt
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: restricted, restricting, restricts
definition: to keep within limits; set bounds to; confine.
The university restricts the number of students who may have cars on campus.Can we restrict our discussion to one topic this evening?The captain restricted him to his quarters.
 
synonyms:
bound, circumscribe, confine, delimit, limit
similar words:
condition, constrain, constrict, contain, control, cramp, curb, define, demarcate, determine, hem in, hold, immure, muzzle, narrow, pinch, qualify, restrain, tie, trammel
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  • restricted:
    kept within specific limits; not open to everyone.
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