Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To hold within limits; confine.

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Usage examples "restrict":

  1. A " fleet in being," therefore, is one the existence and maintenance of which, although inferior, on or near the scene of operations, is a perpetual menace to the various more or less exposed interests of the enemy, who cannot tell when a blow may fall, and who is therefore compelled to restrict his operations, otherwise possible, until that fleet can be destroyed or neutralized. - "Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles", Alfred T. Mahan.
  2. Do they restrict the general government or the state governments, or both? - "Studies in Civics", James T. McCleary.
  3. If Congress could not restrict slavery in the territories, how could its creature, a territorial legislature do so? - "Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series", Nathaniel W. Stephenson.