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English verb: circumscribe

1. circumscribe (contact) draw a line around


SamplesHe drew a circle around the points.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)delineate, describe, draw, line, trace


Verb groupcircumscribe

2. circumscribe (change) restrict or confine,


SamplesI limit you to two visits to the pub a day.


Synonymsconfine, limit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify


Narrower (hyponym)cap, content, curb, curtail, cut back, delimit, delimitate, demarcate, hold down, keep down, number, ration, restrict

3. circumscribe (contact) to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)delineate, describe, draw, line, trace


Verb groupcircumscribe


Domain categorygeometry









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