proscribe

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Plain form
proscribe

Third-person singular
proscribes

Past tense
proscribed

Past participle
proscribed

Present participle
proscribing

  1. (transitive) To proscribe something is to forbid it--to say it is not allowed.
    During prohibition in the US, drinking alcohol was proscribed.
  2. (transitive) To proscribe something is the opposite of supporting it--to proscribe something is to say that it is bad or that people should not do it.
    Many books proscribe the use of the word 'ain't'.

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