proscribe

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹəˈskɹaɪb/, /ˌpɹəʊˈskɹaɪb/
  • Rhymes: -aɪb

Usage notes[edit]

  • The latter pronunciation is used when added distinction from prescribe is desired.

Verb[edit]

proscribe (third-person singular simple present proscribes, present participle proscribing, simple past and past participle proscribed)

  1. (transitive) To forbid or prohibit.
    I'm going to ignore the law because they proscribed it against the majority's wishes and against the advice of the experts.
  2. (transitive) To denounce.
  3. (transitive) To banish or exclude.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Avoid the erroneous construction “proscribe against”; substitute “proscribe” alone or the phrase “prescribe against”.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

prōscrībe

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of prōscrībō

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

proscribe

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of proscribir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of proscribir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of proscribir.