Definition of circumscribe:
hold, suppress, determine, detain, set, bound, keep down, enclose, keep back, repress, encompass, throttle, limit, hinder, keep, hold back, circle, fix, girdle, confine, specify, limited, define, curb, constrain, trammel, restrict, check, surround, hold in, abridge, withhold, keep in, restrain, keep under, encircle, bridle.
- "In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out", Booth, William.
The Mayor and Council were paralyzed in a double sense: by the wild audacity of this proposal, and by their memory of recent threats of the thug- leaders that they would massacre the Council to a man if any further attempts were made to circumscribe their activities.- "The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier", Edgar Beecher Bronson.
Not a few Polterham matrons would have considered that proceeding highly improper, but such a thought never occurred to Denzil; and Mrs. Wade would have spoken her mind very distinctly to any one who wished to circumscribe female freedom in such respects.- "Denzil Quarrier", George Gissing.