Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

conscribe

play
verb con·scribe \kən-ˈskrīb\

Definition of conscribe

conscribed

conscribing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  limit, circumscribe <ill-health … conscribed the force of his intentions — Times Literary Supplement>

  3. 2 :  conscript



Examples of conscribe in a sentence

  1. <young men worried about whether they would be conscribed to fight in this latest conflict>



Origin and Etymology of conscribe

Latin conscribere


First Known Use: 1613


Learn More about conscribe


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up conscribe? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret group of plotters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

dog-eating-apple

Which is a synonym of asperse?

beat placate divulge defame
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ