Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb circumscribe

3 senses of circumscribe

Sense 1
circumscribe -- (draw a line around; "He drew a circle around the points")
       => trace, draw, line, describe, delineate -- (make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand")

Sense 2
limit, circumscribe, confine -- (restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

Sense 3
circumscribe -- (to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect)
       => trace, draw, line, describe, delineate -- (make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand")

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