conscribe

verb con·scribe \ kən-ˈskrīb \

Definition of conscribe

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

conscribe Synonyms

Synonyms
draft, conscript, levy
Related Words
impress, press; enlist, enroll (also enrol), recruit; call up; sign up, volunteer
Near Antonyms
discharge, muster out


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