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restrict

Pronunciation: /rɪˈstrɪkt/

Translation of restrict in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [numbers] limitar; [power/freedom/access] restringir*, limitar; [imports/movements] restringir*to restrict sth/sb to sth speeches were restricted to five minutes each la duración de cada discurso estaba limitada a or no podía exceder de cinco minutos discussion was restricted to one issue la discusión se limitó a un solo asunto access is restricted to authorized personnel solo se permite la entrada al personal autorizado she restricted herself to one glass se limitó a tomarse una sola copa they were restricted to barracks (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Military/Militar] estaban detenidos en el cuartel, estaban arrestados
    Example sentences
    • Efforts to create water user associations in rural areas were limited by laws restricting their right to collect and spend their own money.
    • To what extent do you agree or disagree that governments should be allowed to restrict the the import of goods which they believe may be damaging to the health of the population?
    • A restrictive clause is one which limits, or restricts, the scope of the noun it is referring to.

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