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restrict (v.)

1530s, "to limit, bound, confine (someone or something), prevent from passing a certain limit in any kind of action," from Latin restrictus, past participle of restringere "bind fast, restrain" (see restriction). Regarded 18c. as a Scottishism. Related: Restricted; restricting.

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Definitions of restrict from WordNet

restrict (v.)
place restrictions on;
Synonyms: curtail / curb / cut back
restrict (v.)
place under restrictions; limit access to by law;
that area is restricted to security personnel only
Synonyms: control
restrict (v.)
place limits on (extent or amount or access);
restrict the use of this parking lot
Synonyms: trammel / limit / bound / confine / throttle
restrict (v.)
prevent (information) from being circulated or disclosed;
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