(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. check, limit, confine, restrain, circumscribe, hinder, impede. See circumscription, hindrance, restraint.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To restrain]
Syn. curb, check, bind; see restrain 1 .
2. [To hold within limits]
Syn. limit, confine, delimit, circumscribe, contain, assign, contract, shorten, narrow, decrease, enclose, keep in bounds, demarcate, define, encircle, surround, shut in, hem in, box in, diminish, reduce, moderate, modify, temper, qualify, set limits, regulate, pin down; see also limit .
Ant. increase*, extend, expand.
See Synonym Study at limit .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
limit, confine, check, restrain, curb, impede, inhibit, constrain, hamper, circumscribe, bind, hem in.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To place a limit on: circumscribe, confine, limit. See LIMITED.

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