Synonyms and Antonyms of circumscribe

  1. 1 to set bounds or an upper limit for circumscribed his enthusiasm so as not to make the losing side feel worse Synonyms cap, limit, confine, hold down, restrictRelated Words bar, block, hamper, hinder, impede, obstruct; constrict, contract, lessen, narrow, pinch, squeeze, tighten; quell, repress, suppress; number; modify, qualifyNear Antonyms broaden, expand, widen; overextend, overreachAntonyms exceed

  2. 2 to mark the limits of Lake Michigan circumscribes the city of Chicago on the east Synonyms bound, limit, define, delimit, demarcate, demark, mark (off), terminateRelated Words control, determine, govern; delineate, describe

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