The law restricts the use of pesticides. The program restricts unauthorized users from accessing the data.
An example of restrict is walking a dog on a leash.
The inmates are restricted to their cells for 23 hours each day. Food consumption is restricted to the cafeteria.
Origin of restrict
- Latin restringere restrict- re- re- stringere to draw tight streig- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin restrictus, perfect passive participle of restringÅ (“draw back tightly; restrain, restrict"), from re- (“back, again") + stringÅ (“press, tighten, compress").