greatly, seriously (esp. BrE), severely, sharply (esp. BrE), significantly

The government is considering new laws which will further restrict people's access to firearms.

effectively, largely

The authors largely restrict their attention to three issues.

unduly (esp. BrE), unnecessarily
attempt to, seek to, try to
need to

He needs to restrict his intake of red meat.

tend to

Having small children tends to restrict your freedom.


I'm restricting myself to one glass of wine a day.

an attempt to restrict sth

attempts to restrict the sale of alcohol

measures to restrict sth
Restrict is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑law, ↑regulation, ↑rule
Restrict is used with these nouns as the object: ↑abortion, ↑access, ↑availability, ↑calorie, ↑capacity, ↑carbohydrate, ↑development, ↑entry, ↑expansion, ↑export, ↑extent, ↑flow, ↑freedom, ↑immigration, ↑import, ↑intake, ↑liberty, ↑membership, ↑motion, ↑movement, ↑number, ↑participation, ↑range, ↑right, ↑sale, ↑scope, ↑supply, ↑trade, ↑usage, ↑use, ↑vision

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