definition: to keep within limits; set bounds to; confine.
example: The university restricts the number of students who may have cars on campus.
example: Can we restrict our discussion to just one topic this evening?
example: The captain restricted the sailor to his quarters.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb restrict
restrict + NOUN: ~ movement, ~ mobility, ~ access, ~ entry, ~ use, ~ ability, ~ rights, ~ freedom, ~ liberty, ~ flow, ~ growth, ~ efforts, ~ attempts, ~ activities, ~ speech, ~ availability, ~ scope, ~ membership, ~ choice, ~ imports, ~ trade, ~ sales, ~ number, ~ liability, ~ search, ~ immigration, ~ parking
NOUN + restrict: law ~ , regulation ~ , legislation ~ , statute ~ , treaty ~, measure ~ , policy ~ , Congress ~ , government ~