restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle(verb)
place limits on (extent or access)
"restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
limit, circumscribe, confine(verb)
restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
prevent from leaving or from being removed
enclose, hold in, confine(verb)
close in; darkness enclosed him"
deprive of freedom; take into confinement
restrain, confine, hold(verb)
to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
To restrict; to keep within bounds; to shut or keep in a limited space or area
to restrain within limits; to restrict; to limit; to bound; to shut up; to inclose; to keep close
to have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; -- followed by on or with
common boundary; border; limit; -- used chiefly in the plural
apartment; place of restraint; prison
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon′fīn, n. border, boundary, or limit—generally in pl.: (kon-fīn′) confinement: (Shak.) a prison.—v.t. Confine′, to border; to be adjacent to: to limit, enclose: to imprison.—adjs. Confin′-able; Confined′, limited: imprisoned: narrow; Confine′less (Shak.), without bound: unlimited.—ns. Confine′ment, state of being shut up: restraint: imprisonment: restraint from going abroad by sickness, and esp. of women in childbirth; Confin′er. one within the confines: (Shak.) an inhabitant.—adj. Confin′ing, bordering: limiting.—Be confined, to be limited: to be in child-bed. [Fr. confiner—L. confinis, bordering—con, together, finis, the end.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'confine' in Verbs Frequency: #604
The numerical value of confine in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of confine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.
To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
When you confine people and put them in a stressed environment you see immune changes.
Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.
It is unacceptable to confine orcas to barren tanks that, to them, are the size of a bathtub.
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Translations for confine
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- предел, ограничавам, границиBulgarian
- poutat, omezovat, tísnitCzech
- περιορίζω, περιορισμόςGreek
- raya, confín, confinarSpanish
- rajata, rajoittaa, rajaFinnish
- confiner, limiteFrench
- v.감금하다 n.감금Korean
- whakatina, whakatikiMāori
- inperken, beperken, begrenzen, limietDutch
- confinar, confimPortuguese
- предел, ограничивать, граница, ограничить, лимитRussian
- begränsa, inskränkaSwedish
- పరిమితము, పరిమితము చేయు, నిర్బంధించుTelugu
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