Examples of restrict in a Sentence
Her eye problem restricts her reading.
She was told to restrict the amount of salt she uses.
The new law restricts smoking in public places.
They have accused the government of trying to restrict free speech.
They say the government is trying to restrict them from speaking out.
Recent Examples of restrict from the Web
Rothblatt said prosecutors would be asking for Matassa's communications and financial duties to be restricted while the case was pending.
Neither of the Cuban-American lawmakers have sought to close the U.S. embassy in Havana, or to return to the policies of former President George W. Bush, who restricted family travel and remittances to Cuba.
While other CEOs took heat for working with Trump, especially after his controversial executive order restricting immigrants and refugees from predominantly Muslim nations, Musk found himself in a uniquely vulnerable position.
Those policies include the goal of the Paris climate agreement to restrict global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
The landlord group says the law is part of a pattern by city officials to restrict landlords’ rights.
On the pharmaceutical price-gouging bill, Hogan expressed concerns about unintended consequences by restricting access to drugs.
Fight every effort to restrict the right of law abiding citizens to be able to vote as well.
The LWR designation also restricts how the land can be used.
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Origin and Etymology of restrict
Latin restrictus, past participle of restringere
First Known Use: 1535
Synonym Discussion of restrict
RESTRICT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of restrict for English Language Learners
: to limit the amount or range of (something)
: to prevent (someone) from doing something
: to allow (someone) to only have or do a particular thing
RESTRICT Defined for Kids
Definition of restrict for Students
: to keep within bounds : set limits to
Legal Definition of restrict
1 : to subject to bounds or limits restrict the height of buildings restrict visitation rights
2 : to place under restrictions as to use or distribution restricted the land to recreational use
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