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Synonyms for circumscribe

Synonyms for circumscribe

to place a limit on

Synonyms for circumscribe

draw a line around

restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect

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It is the work of a scholar, discerning beyond his years, who managed to efface boundaries that traditionally circumscribe scholarly fields.
Veronika Mertens's 1991 Freiburg (Breisgau) dissertation, published as Die drei Grazien, seeks to circumscribe the many traditions that animated this remarkably fertile allegory in the early modern period.
One of the curiosities of scholarship in our field is that modern national boundaries have served to circumscribe scholarly research as well as political territory.
The lines of the horizontally layered slats circumscribe the volume of the sculpture and define a large area of surface tension.
And they receive aid and comfort from misguided and timid editorial pages, like those of The Washington Post and The New York Times, which also colluded with power in the run-up to the Iraq war instead of challenging it and which now circumscribe discourse with the narrow frame of how best to muddle through rather than promote an honest debate about whether to stay or go.
Rather than circumscribe fleshly topics, he tears into them with carnivorous glee: Murderous children are dispatched to the knife drawer, and the "powder kegs between my legs" threaten to messily explode in his trousers.
Significantly, Grisso indicates that DSM diagnosis must play a primary role in any effort to circumscribe the population of youths with which we are concerned", but he quickly adds that "this does not mean that we should limit out notion of 'disorder' to DSM diagnoses and our notion of treatment only to modify them.
Many educators object to the unitary view of intelligence because it tends to narrowly circumscribe the measurement of intelligence and to emphasize verbal and mathematical (and related) skills.