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proscribe - Dictionary definition and meaning for word proscribe

(verb) command against
Synonyms : disallow , forbid , interdict , nix , prohibit , veto
Example Sentence
  • I forbid you to call me late at night
  • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
  • Dad nixed our plans

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for proscribe

When you want a magazine, you PREscribe(subscribe) it. Similarly when you want to stop it, you will have to PROSCRIBE. SO PROSCRIBE = prohibit
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by k-electron

A doctor Prescribes medicines and Proscribes unhealthy food...
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by G_P

it can be written like this pro means before + scribe means to write .SO A WRITER WHOSE WRITING ARE PROHIBITED TO BE PUBLISHED in that country.
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by preetisoni2411

Anyone know Salman Rushdie? (PRO)secute the (SCRIBE) if he writes derogatory remarks about Islam. derogatory
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by menon_ranjit

always getting confused b/w proscribe and tanscribe so lets end it here and now. TRANS is through/accross hence transcribe is to copy through some magazine, whereas proscribe is banning of noobs into game of cs by pros
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by friendofafriend

opposite of prescribe
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by Thisisnotme

when we suggest something i.e. we support something its PRESCRIBE and when we oppose something not good, its PROSCRIBE
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by RajeshBorkar

the book prescribed for us has been PROSCRIBED in america
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by kanagasabapathy

Prosecutor Bribe=proscribe;so bribing a prosecutor is forbidden
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by laaptu

subscribe=offer to do something,proscribe =banish ,forbid to do
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by keshavpalpali

Selling drugs without prescription is proscribed!
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by shbf

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