con·​scribe kən-ˈskrīb How to pronounce conscribe (audio)
conscribed; conscribing

transitive verb

: limit, circumscribe
ill-health … conscribed the force of his intentionsThe Times Literary Supplement (London)

Examples of conscribe in a Sentence

young men worried about whether they would be conscribed to fight in this latest conflict

Word History


Latin conscribere

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of conscribe was in 1613

Dictionary Entries Near conscribe

Cite this Entry

“Conscribe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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