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circumscribe

verb

1 circumscribe

Draw a line around.

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Roget 232: inclose, circumscribe etc. 229.   

Dutch: omcirkelen



2 circumscribe

Restrict or confine within limits:
— Our actions are circumscribed by our biology, personality, and by the social and cultural context into which we are born.

synonyms: confine to, limit.

Roget 229: circumscribe, limit, bound, confine, inclose; surround etc. 227; compass about; imprison etc. (restrain) 751; hedge in, ... show more

Roget 761: prohibit, inhibit; forbid, put one's veto upon, disallow, enjoin, ban, outlaw, taboo, proscribe, estop [Law]; bar; debar etc. ... show more

3 circumscribe

To draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect.


Moby thesaurus: abate, abbreviate, adjust to, alter, assuage, bar, bound, box, box in, box up, circle in, coarct, compact, compress, concentrate, condense, condition, confine, consolidate, constrict ... show more.

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