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proscribe

prohibit, censure, repudiate; to banish: proscribe drinking in a public park
Not to be confused with:
prescribe – appoint; to order a medicine: prescribe a painkiller
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pro·scribe

 (prō-skrīb′)
tr.v. pro·scribed, pro·scrib·ing, pro·scribes
1. To prohibit; forbid: foods that are proscribed by religious dietary laws. See Synonyms at forbid.
2. To denounce or condemn: "The small sins of natural pleasure that we see ... mildly proscribed in the confession manuals of the late Middle Ages" (James Turner).
3.
a. To banish or outlaw (a person): "Emperors took it on themselves to proscribe heretics" (Garry Wills).
b. To publish the name of (a person) as outlawed.

[Middle English proscriben, from Latin prōscrībere, to put up someone's name as outlawed : prō-, in front; see pro-1 + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·scrib′er n.
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proscribe

(prəʊˈskraɪb)
vb (tr)
1. to condemn or prohibit
2. to outlaw; banish; exile
3. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) to outlaw (a citizen) by posting his name in public
[C16: from Latin prōscrībere to put up a written public notice, from prō- in public + scrībere to write]
proˈscriber n
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pro•scribe

(proʊˈskraɪb)

v.t. -scribed, -scrib•ing.
1. to condemn (a thing) as harmful or odious; prohibit.
2. to put outside legal protection; outlaw.
3. to banish or exile.
4. (in ancient Rome) to announce the name of (a person) as condemned to death and subject to confiscation of property.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin prōscrībere to publish in writing, confiscate, outlaw. See pro-1, prescribe]
pro•scrib′er, n.
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proscribe


Past participle: proscribed
Gerund: proscribing

Imperative
proscribe
proscribe
Present
I proscribe
you proscribe
he/she/it proscribes
we proscribe
you proscribe
they proscribe
Preterite
I proscribed
you proscribed
he/she/it proscribed
we proscribed
you proscribed
they proscribed
Present Continuous
I am proscribing
you are proscribing
he/she/it is proscribing
we are proscribing
you are proscribing
they are proscribing
Present Perfect
I have proscribed
you have proscribed
he/she/it has proscribed
we have proscribed
you have proscribed
they have proscribed
Past Continuous
I was proscribing
you were proscribing
he/she/it was proscribing
we were proscribing
you were proscribing
they were proscribing
Past Perfect
I had proscribed
you had proscribed
he/she/it had proscribed
we had proscribed
you had proscribed
they had proscribed
Future
I will proscribe
you will proscribe
he/she/it will proscribe
we will proscribe
you will proscribe
they will proscribe
Future Perfect
I will have proscribed
you will have proscribed
he/she/it will have proscribed
we will have proscribed
you will have proscribed
they will have proscribed
Future Continuous
I will be proscribing
you will be proscribing
he/she/it will be proscribing
we will be proscribing
you will be proscribing
they will be proscribing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been proscribing
you have been proscribing
he/she/it has been proscribing
we have been proscribing
you have been proscribing
they have been proscribing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been proscribing
you will have been proscribing
he/she/it will have been proscribing
we will have been proscribing
you will have been proscribing
they will have been proscribing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been proscribing
you had been proscribing
he/she/it had been proscribing
we had been proscribing
you had been proscribing
they had been proscribing
Conditional
I would proscribe
you would proscribe
he/she/it would proscribe
we would proscribe
you would proscribe
they would proscribe
Past Conditional
I would have proscribed
you would have proscribed
he/she/it would have proscribed
we would have proscribed
you would have proscribed
they would have proscribed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.proscribe - command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
command, require - make someone do something
ban - prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building"
bar, debar, exclude - prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"
enjoin - issue an injunction
criminalise, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw, criminalize - declare illegal; outlaw; "Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."
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proscribe

verb
1. prohibit, ban, forbid, boycott, embargo, interdict They are proscribed by federal law from owning guns.
prohibit allow, permit, sanction, license, endorse, warrant, authorize, give permission, give leave
2. condemn, reject, damn, denounce, censure Slang is reviled and proscribed by pedants and purists.
3. outlaw, exclude, exile, expel, banish, deport, expatriate, excommunicate, ostracize, blackball, attaint (archaic) He was proscribed in America, where his estate was put up for sale.
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proscribe

verb
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Translations
eristääkieltääsyrjäyttää
interzice

proscribe

[prəʊsˈkraɪb] VTproscribir
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proscribe

[prəʊˈskraɪb] vt (= prohibit) → proscrire
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proscribe

vt (= forbid)verbieten; (= outlaw)ächten; (= banish, exile)verbannen
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proscribe

[prəʊsˈkraɪb] vtproscrivere
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proscribe

v. prohibir, cancelar.
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