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restrict someone or something to someone or something

to limit someone or something to someone or something; to confine someone or something to someone or something. (The first something may typically refer to a choice or selection.) When choosing team members, we are restricting them to people they already know. We restricted the choices to Bill, Bob, or Ted.
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In her remarks, Smith provided some recommendations to the FTC in focusing on possible anticompetitive efforts to restrict e-commerce competition:
Our libraries already have policies to restrict children's access to books and magazines and to videos.
Auditors combining in one report both an opinion on a presentation that requires a restricted report and an opinion on a presentation that normally does not must restrict the combined report.
Managers in law enforcement organizations face two competing legal issues when analyzing their ability to regulate or restrict relations between the sexes in their department.
Even now, they say, the FDA is pushing to restrict ephedra, better known as ma huang, an herbal remedy used for centuries in Chinese medicine to relieve clogged sinuses.
In areas where they have power, some homeowner associations already restrict RV parking.
In addition, they may want to restrict the employee's ability to transfer stock to outside parties and may even want the employee to be required to sell the stock back to the corporation or its shareholders when his employment with the corporation terminates.
The law, part of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, requires cable operators to completely block sex-oriented channels to people who are not subscribers, or to restrict their broadcasting to ``adult'' hours between 10 p.