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pronunciation:
pro skraIb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: proscribed, proscribes, proscribing
definition 1: to make illegal or prohibit.
Marriage to one's first cousin is proscribed in many states.
synonyms:
ban, forbid, outlaw, prohibit
antonyms:
permit
similar words:
disallow, interdict, taboo, veto
definition 2: to denounce or condemn.
synonyms:
censure, condemn, damn, denounce
antonyms:
authorize
similar words:
anathematize, blacklist, curse, disapprove
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derivation: proscriber (n.)
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