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restrictverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈstrɪkt/
C1 to ​limit the ​movements or ​actions of someone, or to ​limit something and ​reduceitssize or ​prevent it from ​increasing: measures to restrict the ​sale of ​alcohol The ​government has restricted ​freedom of ​movement into and out of the ​country. Having ​smallchildren really restricts ​yoursociallife.

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(Definition of restrict from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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restrictverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈstrɪkt/
to ​limit someone's ​actions or ​movement, or to ​limit the ​amount, ​size, etc., of something: The ​government has so ​sharply restricted his ​fishing that he can ​barelypay his ​crew. The ​statelegislaturevoted to restrict ​development in the ​area.
restricted
adjective  us   /rɪˈstrɪk·tɪd/
Many ​events are ​free, so ​families on restricted ​budgets can ​participate.
restrictive
adjective  us   /rɪˈstrɪk·tɪv/
She ​campaigned against restrictive ​immigrationlaws.
restrictively
adverb  us   /rɪˈstrɪk·tɪv·li/
(Definition of restrict from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"restrict" in Business English

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restrictverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈstrɪkt/
to ​limit something, ​reduce its ​size, or prevent it from ​increasing: If they want to restrict ​access to their ​pages, ​privacycontrols are ​available.restrict the sale/supply/use of sth Georgia is one of 22 ​states that restrict the ​sale of ​rawmilk for ​humanconsumption. Other ​recommendationsincluded restricting the ​number ofretailoutlets that can ​sell tobacco.restrict sth to sb/sth They restrict these ​payments to ​employees who have been with the ​firm for more than a ​year.restrict the right of sb to do sth The Government has recently restricted the ​right of ​counciltenants to ​buy their own homes.
to ​limit someone's ​actions or ​movements: We are restricted from ​producing more than a ​certainquantity of ​airemissions, water effluent, or ​solidwaste.restrict sb to sth Consumers with ​successfulsuits would be restricted to $1.5 million in ​damages.
(Definition of restrict from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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