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English verb: restrict

1. restrict (change) place restrictions on


SamplesCurtail drinking in school.


Synonymscurb, curtail, cut back


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)circumscribe, confine, limit


Narrower (hyponym)abridge, immobilise, immobilize

2. restrict (social) place under restrictions; limit access to


SamplesThis substance is controlled.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate


Narrower (hyponym)classify, localise, localize, scant, skimp, taboo


Antonymsderestrict

3. restrict (change) place limits on (extent or access)


SamplesRestrict the use of this parking lot.
Limit the time you can spend with your friends.


Synonymsbound, confine, limit, restrain, throttle, trammel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate


Narrower (hyponym)baffle, clamp down, constrain, constrain, crack down, cramp, cumber, draw a line, draw the line, encumber, gate, halter, hamper, harness, inhibit, mark off, mark out, reduce, regulate, rein, restrain, rule, stiffen, strangle, tie, tighten, tighten, tighten up

4. restrict (change) make more specific


SamplesQualify these remarks.


Synonymsqualify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)modify









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