Limit and cut off

circumscribe
(v)
SIR-cǝm-scribe
Meaning

limit; confine; encompass; encircle

1st Sample Sentence

In order to circumscribe the spread of the epidemic, health officials ordered that no one should be allowed to enter or exit the city.

Root

circum (around)#scribere (to write) (Latin)

Mnemonics

Lakshman drew a circle around Sita's hut to circumscribe (LIMIT, RESTRICT) her remember circumference. we restrict ourself around a circle. scribed in a circle, or limited region circumscribe -> circle + scribe (a writer of manuscripts); so circumscribe means a person writing around the same lines or topic.