proscribe vs prescribe

proscribe prescribe


  • 1) transitive To forbid or prohibit.
  • 2) transitive To banish or exclude.
  • 3) transitive To denounce.
  • 4) SynonymsTodoom.
  • 5) To prohibit; forbid: synonym: forbid.
  • 6) To denounce or condemn.
  • 7) To banish or outlaw (a person).
  • 8) To publish the name of (a person) as outlawed.
  • 9) To doom to destruction; to put out of the protection of law; to outlaw; to exile.
  • 10) To denounce and condemn; to interdict; to prohibit.


  • 1) To order (a drug or medical device) for use by a particular patient.
  • 2) To specify as a required procedure or ritual.
  • 3) issue commands or orders for
  • 4) To establish rules, laws, or directions.
  • 5) To set down as a rule, law, or direction.
  • 6) To order the use of (a medicine or other treatment).
  • 7) To order a medicine or other treatment.
  • 8) (Med.) To write or to give medical directions; to indicate remedies; as, to prescribe for a patient in a fever.
  • 9) To give directions; to dictate.
  • 10) (Law) To claim by prescription; to claim a title to a thing on the ground of immemorial use and enjoyment, that is, by a custom having the force of law.
  • 11) obsolete To influence by long use.
  • 12) (Med.) To direct, as a remedy to be used by a patient; as, the doctor prescribed quinine.
  • 13) To lay down authoritatively as a guide, direction, or rule of action; to impose as a peremptory order; to dictate; to appoint; to direct.


  • 1) When I commented that you were in error in your use of the word proscribe, I meant exactly that, bit.
  • 2) On most washdays I use chlorine bleach on several articles whose labels proscribe it, without the slightest damage, and many of these have been receiving chlorine bleach now and then for years.
  • 3) It was more than just symbolic literary resistance because The Satanic Verses is still banned in India, which enjoys the dubious honour of having been the first country to proscribe the book.
  • 4) Halakhic legal Judaism views all male and female same-sex sexual interactions as prohibited ... and cannot give its blessing and imprimatur to Jewish religious same-sex commitment ceremonies and weddings, and halakhic values proscribe individuals and communities from encouraging practices that grant religious legitimacy to gay marriage and couplehood.
  • 5) A draft of the report circulated to SEC commissioners over the weekend didn't proscribe any policy changes, nor did it attempt to nudge regulators to pursue certain reforms, according to a person who has seen it.
  • 6) Party officials have suggested they will look to strengthen Tunisia's political and economic ties with fellow Arab-Islamic states in the region and perhaps legalize Islamic banking systems that proscribe interest and relies instead on fees.
  • 7) ‘We have not ruled out proscribing this organisation.’
  • 8) ‘The rule of law proscribes ex post facto legislation.’
  • 9) ‘Current rules proscribe relationships between soldiers of different rank, or soldiers and officers.’
  • 10) ‘The ‘Goldwater’ rule already proscribes specific comments about public figures or others who have not actually been evaluated.’
  • 11) ‘Using this definition, the attorney-general could proscribe any group that organises a demonstration or strike in which a person was injured or felt endangered.’
  • 12) ‘Jewish law states that not only is telling gossip forbidden; lending a willing ear is equally proscribed.’
  • 13) ‘Among the draconian penal laws is Law 71 which states that anyone ‘who calls for the establishment of any grouping, organisation or association proscribed by law’ can be executed.’
  • 14) ‘There are numbers of organisations that have been proscribed.’
  • 15) ‘Last week the government released a list of 15 proscribed organisations.’
  • 16) ‘The power to proscribe organisations should be vested in more than an individual (the Attorney General) and representatives from banned organisations should have adequate rights of appeal.’
  • 17) ‘‘If you proscribe an organisation, you strengthen it’, he said.’
  • 18) ‘The Bill is unnecessary simply because the government presently has the power to proscribe terrorist organisations.’
  • 19) ‘It is conceivable that this identifier alone could alarm the Attorney General enough to proscribe the organisation.’
  • 20) ‘Others object because they feel the Bible proscribes invoking god while making an oath.’
  • 21) ‘Although advertising directly to consumers is proscribed in the European Union, companies are able to target patients indirectly through disease awareness campaigns, sponsorship of information materials, and press releases.’
  • 22) ‘The former clause proscribed anyone from aiding the practice of prostitution, while the latter required the police to arrest and medically examine suspected prostitutes.’
  • 23) ‘She should have been stopped in her tracks for purporting to answer the question when, in fact, she is saying that I am proscribed from even asking a question about this man, the evidence on whom I gave last week.’
  • 24) ‘Songs of a politically critical character are proscribed.’
  • 25) ‘Few deputies positively welcomed the purge of national representatives, and a number who had no special links with the proscribed deputies went out of their way to condemn the deed openly in letters to their constituents.’
  • 26) ‘They were proscribed following an attack on one of Buddhism's most hallowed places of worship.’
  • 27) ‘While its advocates are careful to point out that they are not proscribing reasoned criticism of specific policies, their arguments tend, in practice, to serve as a warning to those who make them.’
  • 28) ‘International criminal law is a body of international rules designed both to proscribe international crimes and to impose upon States the obligation to prosecute and punish at least some of those crimes.’
  • 29) ‘If we were proscribed we would go underground, and anything that's underground surfaces.’
  • 30) ‘And, as both of them are deeply committed to their religious beliefs, when I was virtually proscribed for my decision by the church leadership they felt it necessary to follow suit.’
  • 31) ‘But this project went unrealized, and after Caesar's assassination he was proscribed by Mark Antony: his library at Casinum was plundered, but he escaped to live the rest of his life in scholarly retirement.’


  • 1) The heady feeling of power from a new outfit was better than anything the doctor could prescribe for you.
  • 2) `Run out of my own little stash and doctors nowadays have to account for every drug they prescribe.
  • 3) `I'll prescribe some mild tranquillisers for you, but on the whole I think a change of scene would do the trick.
  • 4) This was why the Hand Trembler and Sandoval had decided to prescribe an Enemy Way.
  • 5) Forbidding the critic to prescribe is itself a prescription.
  • 6) In practice, few care labels prescribe vigorous laundering for table linens.
  • 7) Okada bowed low -- as low as the rules of Japanese etiquette prescribe, which is to say that he bent himself almost double.
  • 8) Before its adoption, the Constitution of the United States did not in terms prescribe who should be citizens of the United States or of the several States, yet there were necessarily such citizens without such provision.
  • 9) For example, if you have allergies, your doctor might "prescribe" over-the-counter Claritin.
  • 10) ‘Afterward, your doctor may prescribe preventive medicine to help you control your headaches without having to rely so heavily on pain remedies.’
  • 11) ‘Medical schools no longer taught complementary and alternative medicine, so doctors didn't prescribe those treatments.’
  • 12) ‘Your doctor may prescribe medicines if you have a pacemaker and your heart rate is too fast.’
  • 13) ‘Because the causes of dermatitis are sometimes difficult to pinpoint, a doctor may prescribe various treatments.’
  • 14) ‘Perhaps you're afraid that sharing this information with your doctor may result in your doctor not prescribing medicines to you when you need them.’
  • 15) ‘While waiting for the hole to close, your child's doctor may prescribe medicines, many of which some children also need to take after surgery.’
  • 16) ‘Your doctor can also prescribe medicine if it's needed.’
  • 17) ‘Your doctor may prescribe a medicine for depression or anxiety.’
  • 18) ‘Your doctor will prescribe a medicine that is safe for you and the baby.’
  • 19) ‘If your child feels nausea, the doctor can also prescribe a medicine for that.’
  • 20) ‘The proposed regulations would have veterinary surgeons prescribing all medicines, including preventative drugs.’
  • 21) ‘The doctor prescribes treatment to a patient, with self administration supervised by the nurse.’
  • 22) ‘The patient presented symptoms and the doctor prescribed treatment.’
  • 23) ‘If necessary, your child's doctor may prescribe medicines to relieve symptoms.’
  • 24) ‘In some cases, your doctor may prescribe medicine to help your child breathe easier.’
  • 25) ‘Traditional doctors practice acupuncture and prescribe herbal medicine for the prevention and treatment of illness.’
  • 26) ‘My blood and urine were tested and the doctors did not prescribe any medicine but advised me to avoid salt.’
  • 27) ‘For patients with special dietary needs, the physician prescribes medical nutrition therapy using liquid formulas, dietary supplements, and vitamin therapy.’
  • 28) ‘Why shouldn't nurses prescribe medicines or order x-rays?’
  • 29) ‘Over the years, many doctors have prescribed medicines to prevent them, but none has worked.’
  • 30) ‘As a breeder, I recommend and prescribe the diet I prefer using for my own dogs and that has worked best for me.’
  • 31) ‘Mr. Joseph will inspect plants, prescribe fertilizers and pesticides and suggest measures to revitalise them.’
  • 32) ‘I prescribed herbs for her - milk thistle and dandelion - and the levels of toxins in her liver came down.’
  • 33) ‘Under no circumstances are they ever allowed (no matter how much they believe in the product) to prescribe booze as a cure for heartache.’
  • 34) ‘She also prescribes beer and wine for certain conditions as well.’
  • 35) ‘He prescribed a strict diet that required Jim to avoid foods like milk, bread, and pasta.’
  • 36) ‘Snyder prescribed either petrol or a mixture of ground black coffee, salt and saliva.’
  • 37) ‘For thousands of years herbalists have been using and prescribing herbs both singly as well as in complex formulas usually in the form of tea.’
  • 38) ‘It is a place to perhaps meet with an herbalist who will analyze your pulse and your forehead and prescribe foods and herbs to restore your interior balance.’
  • 39) ‘He answered the question in large part by prescribing a diet of the noblest foods to be eaten before the child is conceived.’
  • 40) ‘In particular, it must be a source of some concern that the 1981 Act prescribes no real procedures or mechanisms under which a decision to order the slaughter of animals takes place.’
  • 41) ‘The Code of Practice also indicates the form that managers reviews should take, although it does not prescribe specific procedures.’
  • 42) ‘It details the statutory duties of various public functionaries while prescribing the procedures to be adopted for the timely collection and preservation of vital pieces of evidence.’
  • 43) ‘This is the hazard of cutting corners and disregarding procedures prescribed by law.’
  • 44) ‘No one shall be deprived of his liberty save in the following cases and in accordance with the procedure prescribed by law.’
  • 45) ‘The policy should also prescribe the procedures to be followed in such a case.’
  • 46) ‘The legislature not only commands the purse, but prescribes the rules by which the duties and rights of every citizen are to be regulated.’
  • 47) ‘Such authorization may prescribe procedures for approval and payment of such expenses.’
  • 48) ‘The structured, prescribed way of life and philosophy makes the group experience all the more intense.’
  • 49) ‘Kruger said legislation governing the ostrich industry prescribed this method of culling.’
  • 50) ‘‘We can't prescribe that way of thinking,’ Andrew says emphatically.’
  • 51) ‘It does not prescribe any one method but provides a framework to help a business find the best way for achieving success.’
  • 52) ‘In these countries there is greater emphasis on a clear set of rules prescribing actions and methods to deal with uncertain and ambiguous situations.’
  • 53) ‘One way in which a court may legitimately regulate its processes is by prescribing a procedure to be conducted entirely in writing.’
  • 54) ‘As a first step the Government should prescribe certain rules to be practised by every pupil.’
  • 55) ‘In prescribing the ways to celebrate the happy day, Islam has adopted another unique approach.’
  • 56) ‘We then have to move to a position whereby there are regulations or rules prescribing forms.’
  • 57) ‘It prescribes a way of life and a set of rituals to be enacted by its followers.’
  • 58) ‘In addition, the testing of surface water is prescribed by the European Union.’

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