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1. circumscribe

verb. ['ˌsɝːkəmˈskraɪb'] restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day".

Synonyms

  • lessen
  • delimit
  • keep down
  • cut back
  • demarcate
  • curtail
  • restrict
  • decrease
  • confine
  • ration
  • minify
  • content
  • delimitate
  • limit
  • number
  • hold down
  • cap

Antonyms

  • louden
  • derestrict
  • inflate
  • accelerate

Etymology

  • circumscribo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Circumscribe

  • oversubscribe
  • unsubscribe
  • transcribe
  • miniscribe
  • subscribe
  • proscribe
  • prescribe
  • xscribe
  • inscribe
  • describe
  • ascribe
  • streib
  • imbibe
  • tribe
  • bribe
  • vibe
  • scheibe
  • scheib
  • jibe
  • gibe
  • geib
  • cyb

Sentences with circumscribe


1. Verb, base form
It was used to circumscribe or frame royal names, specifically the names of pharaohs.

2. circumscribe

verb. ['ˌsɝːkəmˈskraɪb'] draw a line around.

Synonyms

  • delineate
  • line
  • trace
  • describe

Antonyms

  • expand
  • appreciate
  • lengthen
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • circumscribo (Latin)

3. circumscribe

verb. ['ˌsɝːkəmˈskraɪb'] to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect.

Synonyms

  • delineate
  • line
  • trace
  • describe

Antonyms

  • maximise
  • maximize
  • escalate
  • thicken

Etymology

  • circumscribo (Latin)
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