- 1[often passive] circumscribe something (formal) to limit someone's or something's freedom, rights, power, etc. synonym restrict The power of the monarchy was circumscribed by the new law.
- 2circumscribe something (technology) to draw a circle around another shape
NAmE//ˈsərkəmˌskraɪb//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they circumscribe
he / she / it circumscribes
past simple circumscribed
-ing form circumscribing
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