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English definition of “restrict”

restrict

verb [T]     /rɪˈstrɪkt/
to limit something, reduce its size , or prevent it from increasing : If they want to restrict access to their pages , privacy controls are available .restrict the sale/supply/use of sth Georgia is one of 22 states that restrict the sale of raw milk for human consumption . Other recommendations included restricting the number of retail outlets 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 council tenants to buy their own homes .
to limit someone's actions or movements : We are restricted from producing more than a certain quantity of air emissions , water effluent , or solid waste .restrict sb to sth Consumers with successful suits would be restricted to $1.5 million in damages .
(Definition of restrict verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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