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limit as in place limits on (extent or amount or access)
  • "restrict the use of this parking lot"
  • "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

Synonyms

  • restrict place restrictions on; place under restrictions; place limits on (extent or amount or access); prevent (information) from being circulated or disclosed
  • trammel catch in or as if in a trap; place limits on (extent or amount or access); a fishing net with three layers; an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace ; a restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble ; a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  • bound a line determining the limits of an area ; the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something ; the greatest possible degree of something; a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards ; move forward by leaps and bounds; form the boundary of; place limits on (extent or amount or access); spring back; confined by bonds; held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union ; secured with a cover or binding; (usually followed by `to') governed by fate; covered or wrapped with a bandage; headed or intending to head in a certain direction; bound by an oath; bound by contract ; confined in the bowels
  • confine place limits on (extent or amount or access); prevent from leaving or from being removed ; close in; deprive of freedom; to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement
  • throttle a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine ; a pedal that controls the throttle valve; place limits on (extent or amount or access); kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; reduce the air supply
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limit as in restrict or confine within limits
  • "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
  • "please confine your questions to the topic"
  • "our actions are circumscribed by our biology, personality, and by the social and cultural context into which we are born"

Synonyms

  • circumscribe draw a line around; restrict or confine within limits; to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect
  • confine to restrict or confine within limits
limit as in decide upon or fix definitely
  • "fix the variables"
  • "specify the parameters"

Synonyms

  • specify specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; decide upon or fix definitely; determine the essential quality of ; be specific about; define clearly; design or destine; select something or someone for a specific purpose
  • set (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed; fixed and unmoving; situated in a particular spot or position; set down according to a plan; being below the horizon; determined or decided upon as by an authority; converted to solid form (as concrete) ; a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; several exercises intended to be done in series; representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; an unofficial association of people or groups; a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; the act of putting something in position; a unit of play in tennis or squash; the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way; any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; put into a certain place or abstract location; fix conclusively or authoritatively; decide upon or fix definitely; establish as the highest level or best performance; put into a certain state; fix in a border; make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; locate; disappear beyond the horizon; adapt for performance in a different way; put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; apply or start; become gelatinous; set in type; put into a position that will restore a normal state; insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink) ; give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor ; urge to attack someone; estimate; equip with sails or masts; get ready for a particular purpose or event; alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; bear fruit; arrange attractively
  • determine establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; shape or influence; fix conclusively or authoritatively; decide upon or fix definitely; reach, make, or come to a decision about something; fix in scope; settle conclusively; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  • define determine the essential quality of ; give a definition for the meaning of a word; determine the nature of; show the form or outline of; decide upon or fix definitely
  • fix informal terms for a difficult situation; something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug; the act of putting something in working order again ; an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear; a determination of the place where something is; restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; cause to be firmly attached; decide upon or fix definitely; prepare for eating by applying heat; take vengeance on or get even; set or place definitely; kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study ; make fixed, stable or stationary; make infertile; influence an event or its outcome by illegal means; put (something somewhere) firmly; make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
limit as in the greatest possible degree of something
  • "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"
  • "to the limit of his ability"

Synonyms

  • bound a line determining the limits of an area ; the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something ; the greatest possible degree of something; a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards ; move forward by leaps and bounds; form the boundary of; place limits on (extent or amount or access); spring back; confined by bonds; held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union ; secured with a cover or binding; (usually followed by `to') governed by fate; covered or wrapped with a bandage; headed or intending to head in a certain direction; bound by an oath; bound by contract ; confined in the bowels
  • boundary the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something ; a line determining the limits of an area ; the greatest possible degree of something
limit as in final or latest limiting point

    Synonyms

    • terminus ad quem final or latest limiting point
    • terminal point final or latest limiting point
    limit as in as far as something can go
      limit as in the boundary of a specific area

        Synonyms

        • demarcation the boundary of a specific area ; a conceptual separation or distinction
        • demarcation line the boundary of a specific area
        limit as in the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity

          Synonyms

          • limit point the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
          • point of accumulation the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
          limit as in the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
          • "there are limits on the amount you can bet"
          • "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"

          Synonyms

          • limitation a principle that limits the extent of something; the quality of being limited or restricted; the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed; (law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought; an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)

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