restrict

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
re•strict /rɪˈstrɪkt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to keep within limits, as of space, action, amount, etc.:restricted his men to two glasses of water a day.
See -strict-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
re•strict  (ri strikt),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to confine or keep within limits, as of space, action, choice, intensity, or quantity.
re•stricter, re•strictor, n. 
  • Latin restrictus drawn back, tightened, bound, reserved, origin, originally past participle of restringere to restrain, equivalent. to re- re- + strictus strict
  • 1525–35
    curb, circumscribe, abridge, restrain.
    free.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

restrict /rɪˈstrɪkt/ vb
  1. (often followed by to) to confine or keep within certain often specified limits or selected bounds
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin rēstrictus bound up, from rēstringere; see restrain



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