prescribe and proscribe - the difference
The Quick AnswerTo prescribe means to recommend or to authorize.
To proscribe means to forbid.
PrescribeThe verb to prescribe means to recommend or authorize.
- I have prescribed you a course of antibiotics.
- The law prescribes a minimum of 10 years' incarceration for your
ProscribeThe verb to proscribe means to forbid, to limit or to banish.
- These photos are worthless. Such images are proscribed by law.
- Police have been tracking three members of the group, which was proscribed in the 80s.
- Name one country that does not proscribe theft.