Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Confine"

The meaning of "Confine" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does He asked that I confine myself to the subject. mean?
A: He asked me stick to the subject or stay on the one subject
Q: What does to confine forcibly, as by bonds. mean?
A: that someone cannot move because he is tied down.
Q: What does confine mean?
A: To hold something in a space, usually small enough to make them feel uncomfortable.

Example sentences using "Confine"

Q: Please show me example sentences with confine .
A: Ariel felt confined by her father's restricting rules.
The man trapped in the mine was worried about how much air was left in the confined space.
He hated the confining nature of his straight jacket.
Q: Please show me example sentences with confine.
A: "They tried to confine me" - They tried to trap me/They tried to hold me back
"I was in a confined space" - I was in a very small space
Q: Please show me example sentences with confine.
A: I do not like to be in a confined in a space.
Can we confine the guest to the party room?
Q: Please show me example sentences with confine.
A: They were confined to the compound.

Synonyms of "Confine" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between confine and restrict and to limit ?
A: It's true that in essence, those 3 words roughly hold the same meaning. However, there are other specific cases where each word can be used.

Confine is similar to imprison or quarantine.
Example: The child was confined in his room for disobeying his father.

Restrict or limit both mean almost the same thing. However, limit can also be used as a means of saying "something is my maximum". While restrict can also mean "to reduce something" or "abstain/lessen the use of something".
Examples: 22 mugs of beer is my limit. I'll have to restrict myself from drinking too much if I want to be healthier.
Q: What is the difference between confine and restrict and limitize ?
A:

Limitize is not a real word

Limit is the basic word for the concept - the point beyond which you cannot, or may not go

You confine a dog in a cage; a prisoner in a jail

You restrict actions by means of laws; you restrict a dog with a leash

All of these things are types of limits
Q: What is the difference between confine and restrict and limit ?
A:
Many times all three of these words mean the same thing
And sometimes they have different meanings.

The same meaning:
The teacher said, "Confine your remarks to the topic we are discussing."
The teacher said, "Restrict your remarks to the topic we are discussing."
The teacher said, "Limit your remarks to the topic we are discussing."


Sometimes CONFINE means someone has the power to keep a person in a certain space:"
The judge said, "I confine this person to jail for 30 days."

Sometimes we feel stuck in a certain space:
It has been raining for many days and I feel like I am confined in my house.

Sometimes RESTRICT is to make a rule or regulation usually set by people in charge. To RESTRICT is often stronger than to LIMIT and there could be a fine or punishment for disobeying a restriction:
We restrict the use of cell phones to after school hours.
The city restricts the use of this parking lot to city employees only.

Sometimes a LIMIT is more like a guideline than a rule.
The mother set a limit on the number of hours her child is allowed to watch TV.
I am going to limit myself to just one piece of cake.

There are so many different ways to use these words! I hope my explanation helps a little bit.





Q: What is the difference between confine and trap and stuck ?
A: Confine is a place where you are kept. Trap is a thing that catches you or tricks you so that you cannot leave a place, and stuck is when you cannot do anything or go anywhere for any reason.

Example: the criminal was kept in solitary confinement/ the criminal was kept in the confines of jail.

Example: the tiger was trapped by the hunters in a hole they made in the ground/ the trap was rigged to catch raccoons, and would shut when one of them entered.

Example: the car was stuck in the mud/ the poster was stuck to the wall.
Q: What is the difference between confine and restrict ?
A: Confine is more of a physical barrier. 'The confines of the house', 'I was confined to my room', whereas a restriction is less physical, like a rule or a ration. 'My ability to do that was restricted by the new rule'.

Translations of "Confine"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? confine the epidemic to the area.
contain the epidemic to the area.
what's the difference? which is commonly used?
A: Contain the epidemic to the area is the correct one to use. You confine people to their homes but you contain the epidemic. Hope this helps!
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? how do you say confine
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Other questions about "Confine"

Q: ‎‎"we will confine our discussion to this issue."

in this sentence,The speaker uses the "will",so which means the speaker decided it a few seconds ago before saying it?

this is right?could someone teach me,please?

thank you!
A: No, the use of “will” here doesn’t refer to the timeframe that the speaker decided to confine the discussion. Instead, it refers to the time in the future when the discussion will take place. In other words, “when we have this discussion (at an unspecified time in the future), we will confine it to this issue”.

Hope that helps.
Q: ‎"we will confine our discussion to this issue."

in this sentence,The speaker uses the "will",so which means the speaker decided it a few seconds ago before saying it?

this is right?could someone teach me,please?

thank you!
A: It depends upon where the statement was made. It sounds to me like something that would be said by the moderator at the beginning of a debate or a panel discussion. If that’s the case, it is part of the planned statements he or she would use to introduce the rules for the discussion.
Q: "we will confine our discussion to this issue."

in this sentence,The speaker uses the "will",so which means the speaker decided it a few seconds ago before saying it?

this is right?could someone teach me,please?

thank you!
A: The speaker uses "will" because the discussion hasn't started yet. It is in the future (although probably the immediate future). He is laying down the guidelines for the discussion which is about to take place.

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