Antonyms of verb restrict

1 of 4 senses of restrict

Sense 2
restrict -- (place under restrictions; limit access to; "This substance is controlled")
       Antonym of derestrict (Sense 1)
      => derestrict -- (make free from restrictions)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb restrict

4 senses of restrict

Sense 1
restrict, curtail, curb, cut back -- (place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school")
       => limit, circumscribe, confine -- (restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day")

Sense 2
restrict -- (place under restrictions; limit access to; "This substance is controlled")
       => control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger")

Sense 3
restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle -- (place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")
       => control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger")

Sense 4
qualify, restrict -- (make more specific; "qualify these remarks")
       => modify -- (make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage")

2019, Cloud WordNet Browser