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Synonyms for limit
ˈlɪm ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. limit, bound, boundary(noun)

    the greatest possible degree of something

    "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"

    Synonyms:
    terminus ad quem, terminal point, edge, point of accumulation, demarcation, bound, spring, leap, limit point, demarcation line, saltation, bounce, bounds, boundary, leaping, limitation

  2. terminus ad quem, terminal point, limit(noun)

    final or latest limiting point

    Synonyms:
    bound, limitation, point of accumulation, limit point, demarcation, terminus ad quem, demarcation line, boundary, terminal point

  3. limit(noun)

    as far as something can go

    Synonyms:
    limitation, demarcation line, limit point, demarcation, terminus ad quem, bound, terminal point, boundary, point of accumulation

  4. limit, demarcation, demarcation line(noun)

    the boundary of a specific area

    Synonyms:
    line, limitation, demarcation line, limit point, contrast, demarcation, terminus ad quem, bound, terminal point, dividing line, boundary, point of accumulation

  5. limit, limit point, point of accumulation(noun)

    the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity

    Synonyms:
    limitation, demarcation line, limit point, demarcation, terminus ad quem, bound, terminal point, boundary, point of accumulation

  6. limit, limitation(verb)

    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, demarcation line, limit point, demarcation, terminus ad quem, bound, restriction, terminal point, boundary, point of accumulation

  7. 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"

    Synonyms:
    spring, strangle, snare, intimidate, rebound, qualify, ricochet, choke, throttle, circumscribe, hold back, fix, trammel, entrap, take a hop, hold in, determine, encumber, define, specify, border, strangulate, keep, reverberate, recoil, cumber, curb, constrain, hold, ensnare, confine, bounce, leap, restrain, restrict, jump, bound, curtail, detain, trap, resile, keep back, cut back, set, enclose

  8. limit, circumscribe, confine(verb)

    restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

    Synonyms:
    restrict, detain, hold in, trammel, circumscribe, set, restrain, confine, bound, throttle, hold, determine, define, specify, enclose, fix

  9. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit(verb)

    decide upon or fix definitely

    "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

    Synonyms:
    specialise, particularise, localize, restore, make, gear up, fructify, doctor, sterilise, coiffure, cook, mend, delimitate, delimit, mold, peg down, put, fixate, regulate, do, unsex, posit, condition, place, learn, fix, countersink, arrange, make up one's mind, desexualise, set up, define, desexualize, pay back, lay, plant, coif, dress, ready, trammel, localise, ascertain, mark, circumscribe, go under, square up, check, specify, correct, secure, nail down, repair, delineate, particularize, set, position, decide, touch on, find out, see, sic, square off, jell, restrict, prepare, destine, situate, coiffe, find, throttle, deposit, furbish up, get, pose, pin down, influence, typeset, rig, sterilize, qualify, bound, determine, narrow, set apart, desex, narrow down, watch, go down, congeal, intend, assign, confine, fasten, pay off, bushel, stipulate, restrain, shape, settle, lay out, specialize, adjust, designate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. limit

    The boundary was originally the landmark, that which marked off one piece of territory from another. The bound is the limit, marked or unmarked. Now, however, the difference between the two words has come to be simply one of usage. As regards territory, we speak of the boundaries of a nation or of an estate; the bounds of a college, a ball-ground, etc. Bounds may be used for all within the limits, boundary for the limiting line only. Boundary looks to that which is without; bound only to that which is within. Hence we speak of the bounds, not the boundaries, of a subject, of the universe, etc.; we say the students were forbidden to go beyond the bounds. A barrier is something that bars ingress or egress. A barrier may be a boundary, as was the Great Wall of China. Bourn, or bourne, is a poetical expression for bound or boundary. A border is a strip of land along the boundary. Edge is a sharp terminal line, as where river or ocean meets the land. Limit is now used almost wholly in the figurative sense; as, the limit of discussion, of time, of jurisdiction. Line is a military term; as, within the lines, or through the lines, of an army. Compare BARRIER; END.

    Synonyms:
    barrier, border, bound, boundary, bourn, bourne, confines, edge, enclosure, frontier, landmark, line, marches, marge, margin, term, termination, verge

    Antonyms:
    center, citadel, estate, inside, interior, land, region, territory

    Preposition:
    The boundaries of an estate; the boundary between neighboring territories.

Editors Contribution

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    Submitted by anonymous on January 12, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. limit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    bound, frontier, boundary, confine, bourn, termination, precinct, marches

  2. limit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    restriction, restraint, obstruction, check, hinderance

  3. limit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    bound, circumscribe, define, set bounds to, fix the limits of

  4. limit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    restrain, restrict

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. limit(n)

    Synonyms:
    bound, boundary, confine, extent, restriction, check, restraint, limitation

  2. limit(v)

    Synonyms:
    restrict, circumscribe, define, confine

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How to use limit in a sentence?

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    It is easier to set a limit for yourself, but if you do so you will never reach your true potential. You have an obligation to live up to your potential.

  2. Wesley Bell:

    This community came out in record numbers to make sure our voices were heard, when you have a community engaged, the sky is the limit.

  3. Charles Schwab:

    Everyone's got it in him, if he'll only make up his mind and stick at it. None of us is born with a stop-valve on his powers or with a set limit to his capacities, There's no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us.

  4. Steve Lydon:

    Recognizing that the murder of George Floyd was likely to create particularly acute racialized trauma, I felt I had an immediate duty to protect and support employees who may have been traumatized and may have heightened ongoing trauma by having to deal with Derek Chauvins, out of care and concern, and without the comfort of time, I made the decision to limit exposure to employees of color to a murder suspect who could potentially aggravate those feelings.

  5. Ben Bajarin:

    I don't look at that as saying Apple has given up on the (Apple smart speaker) HomePod or the Apple TV - those will be the products where Apple Music or an Apple movie experience work the best, but Apple is smart to not limit the places people can consume their services.


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