conscribe

verb

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

transitive verb

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

Examples of conscribe in a Sentence

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conscribe. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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