restrict

[ri-strikt]
verb (used with object)
to confine or keep within limits, as of space, action, choice, intensity, or quantity.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin restrictus drawn back, tightened, bound, reserved, orig. past participle of restringere to restrain, equivalent to re- re- + strictus strict

restricter, restrictor, noun
derestrict, verb (used with object)
nonrestricting, adjective
overrestrict, verb (used with object)
prerestrict, verb (used with object)


curb, circumscribe, abridge, restrain.


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restrict (rɪˈstrɪkt)
 
vb
(often foll by to) to confine or keep within certain often specified limits or selected bounds: to restrict one's drinking to the evening
 
[C16: from Latin rēstrictus bound up, from rēstringere; see restrain]

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Example sentences
The new measures also restrict the ability of foreign students to bring family
  members into the country with them.
Laws that limit the liberties of the general population do not usually restrict
  the activities of the lawless.
And the ability to restrict information is worse than a license to commit
  fraud, it is worse than terrorism.
But now there is a way for consumers to restrict telephone access themselves
  from their homes.
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