conscribe

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

Definition of conscribe

transitive verb

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

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

First Known Use of conscribe

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for conscribe

Latin conscribere

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The first known use of conscribe was in 1613

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“Conscribe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conscribe. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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