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confine (v.)

1520s, "to border on, have a common boundary," a sense now obsolete, from French confiner "to border; to shut up, enclose," which is perhaps from the noun confins (see confines) or from Medieval Latin confinare "border on; set bounds." Sense of "restrict within bounds, keep within limits" is from 1590s. Related: Confined; confining.

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Definitions of confine from WordNet

confine (v.)
place limits on (extent or amount or access);
Synonyms: restrict / trammel / limit / bound / throttle
confine (v.)
prevent from leaving or from being removed;
confine (v.)
close in;
Synonyms: enclose / hold in
confine (v.)
deprive of freedom; take into confinement;
Synonyms: detain
confine (v.)
to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement;
Synonyms: restrain / hold / constrain
From wordnet.princeton.edu