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
Before Vogt was arrested Sunday, Dyer police requested assistance of Northwest Regional SWAT Team, restricting traffic in the area as police resolved the situation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not restricted any approved uses, and preliminary risk assessments for clothianidin and thiamethoxam, released this year, concluded that most uses are safe for pollinators.
That, in turn, would force several states to restrict eligibility for Medicaid.
Then the bill would remove hundreds of millions in state revenue by restricting one of the very ways Ohio and other states already pay for their portion of the Medicaid programs -- through taxes on the healthcare industry, known as 'provider taxes.'
This means states would have to pick up the slack in coverage, which gives them incentives to restrict benefits and eligibility for enrollees who require that high-cost care.
Warmer summers may also be reducing the quality of forage, particularly for ewes, who tend to be restricted to steep terrain during lambing and early lamb-rearing.
Traffic has been restricted to one lane in either direction since May, affecting the entrances to Eastporte Center and Montdale industrial parks -- and access to Ivy Tech Community College.
The law does not restrict homeowners associations from prohibiting accessory units in their own regulations.
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Origin and Etymology of restrict
Latin restrictus, past participle of restringere
First Known Use: 1535See Words from the same year
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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