limit-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: restrict or confine

Her parents limited the amount of time she could spend with her friends.
Access to the roof is limited to employees.
You have made it difficult for me to limit myself to saying five things.
I limit you to two visits to the pub a day.
NIH has limited the number of submissions to one per institution to either program, but not to both.
The lack a of database system has limited the due economic benefits the country could derive from the tourism.

VerbNet: limit-76
FrameNet: NP>
PropBank: limit.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: decide upon or fix definitely/specify

NOTE: Usually applies to scientific situations

Therefore, we limited the variables collected to the ones in the KEEP statement in File 1.
His early work limited the parameters to specific values, and his aggregate models gave poor performance.
The Supreme Court redefined and limited the parameters of equal opportunity in San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: limit.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3