What is another word for restrict?

1738 synonyms found


[ ɹɪstɹˈɪkt], [ ɹɪstɹˈɪkt], [ ɹ_ɪ_s_t_ɹ_ˈɪ_k_t]

There are a variety of synonyms for the word "restrict", each with a slightly different connotation. One of the most common synonyms is "limit," which implies a boundary or a cap on something. Another synonym is "constrain," which suggests that something is being held back or inhibited. "Regulate" is another synonym, which has a more positive connotation and suggests that something is being controlled in a way that is beneficial or necessary. "Curtail" is another synonym, which suggests a reduction in something that was previously larger or more expansive. "Censor" is a synonym that suggests someone is controlling the access or dissemination of information.

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What are the opposite words for restrict?

The antonyms for the word "restrict" include "permit," "allow," "free," "liberate," "expand," "unblock," "release," "encourage," "enable," and "promote." Permit refers to giving permission or authorization to do something. Allow denotes giving consent or toleration. Free means to release from confinement or oppression. Liberate refers to setting someone free from captivity or oppression. Expand indicates the act of making something larger or extending its boundaries. Unblock means to remove an obstruction or barrier from something. Release means the act of setting someone free from confinement or obligation. Encourage denotes giving someone support, motivation, or inspiration. Enable refers to giving someone the power, means or ability to do something. And finally, promote means to encourage the growth or development of something.

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Usage examples for Restrict

Everywhere action has been taken to prohibit or restrict the use of the once universally respected and universally dominant rod.
"Dickens As an Educator"
James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
In any event, Chard's information was that an important 'five-year-plan' of the association made it necessary to restrict him for that length of time.
"Gone Fishing"
James H. Schmitz
To restrict the franchise in any respect is to prepare the way for some future usurpation of the rights of the sovereign people.
"The Evolution of Sinn Fein"
Robert Mitchell Henry

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