from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To keep or confine within limits. See Synonyms at limit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet.
- v. To consider (a function) as defined on a subset of its original domain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Restricted.
- transitive v. To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To prevent (a person or thing) from passing a certain limit in any kind of action; limit; restrain.
- To attach limitations to (a proposition or conception), so that it shall not apply to all the subjects to which it would otherwise seem to apply: as, a restricted sense of a word.
- Synonyms Repress, etc. (see restrain), hedge in.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. place limits on (extent or access)
- v. make more specific
- v. place restrictions on
- v. place under restrictions; limit access to
It is for this reason that the 14th Amendment contained a penalty for any state that attempted to once again restrict the vote.
Having the confidence to label myself built character, but having the courage not to let that label restrict me took wisdom and insight.
Global real economy is still falling, and will in the long term restrict the overseas demand.
It does look as though a bias is occuring that will in legal terms restrict things, but hey that can mean nothing except tie the courts up.
Mandatory labels restrict market access for products that do not comply.
I've found that it took time, insight and experience to build the confidence to not let labels restrict me.
If your terms restrict how high they can bid with their sites, someone else's ad will show up on their site in the spot instead.
… banning a game does not in any real terms restrict its availability -- long gone are the days of being able to keep something out of the public's hands simply by keeping it off the shelves.
The desire of US companies to "restrict" access to content through DRM has finally bit us.
They have many planned ways to "restrict" firearms ownership, using "reasonable" limitations, but these ways, are a smoke screen for what appears to be a real attempt to ban guns entirely.
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