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verb con·scribe \kən-ˈskrīb\

Definition of conscribe

conscribed

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conscribing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  limit, circumscribe ill-health … conscribed the force of his intentions — The Times Literary Supplement (London)

  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



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