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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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For regulations affecting interstate commerce, the FTC should aggressively block efforts to restrict free trade among citizens.
Our libraries already have policies to restrict children's access to books and magazines and to videos.
4) However, lower courts have provided guidance to law enforcement managers concerning their authority to restrict relations between co-workers.
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.