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")

Antonyms of adj restricted

3 senses of restricted

Sense 1
restricted (vs. unrestricted) -- (subject to restriction or subjected to restriction; "of restricted importance")

unrestricted (vs. restricted) -- (not subject to or subjected to restriction)
        => all-weather -- (usable or operative or practiced in all kinds of weather; "a good all-weather road"; "all-weather flying")
        => discretionary -- ((especially of funds) not earmarked; available for use as needed; "discretionary funds"; "discretionary income")
        => open -- (accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy")
        => open-plan -- ((of rooms or buildings) having large rooms with few dividing partitions)
        => open-ended -- (without fixed limits or restrictions; "an open-ended discussion")

Sense 2
restricted, qualified -- (restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man'))

INDIRECT (VIA modified) -> unmodified -- (not changed in form or character)

Sense 3
restricted -- (the lowest level of official classification for documents)

INDIRECT (VIA classified) -> unclassified -- (not subject to a security classification)

Similarity of adj restricted

3 senses of restricted

Sense 1
restricted (vs. unrestricted) -- (subject to restriction or subjected to restriction; "of restricted importance")
       => circumscribed, limited -- (subject to limits or subjected to limits)
       => closed -- (not open to the general public; "a closed meeting")
       => off-limits, out-of-bounds (predicate) -- (barred to a designated group; "that area is off-limits")
          Also See-> classified#2; confined#2; unfree#2

Sense 2
restricted, qualified -- (restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man'))
       => modified (vs. unmodified) -- (changed in form or character; "their modified stand made the issue more acceptable"; "the performance of the modified aircraft was much improved")

Sense 3
restricted -- (the lowest level of official classification for documents)
       => classified (vs. unclassified) -- (official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation; "thousands of classified documents have now been declassified")

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