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Difference between 'Prescribe' and 'Proscribe'

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To prescribe is 'to lay down' or 'to give directions'

To proscribe is to prohibit.

Sample Usage

1. The doctor examined the patient carefully and prescribed medicine for him.
2. Here is a list of books prescribed by the examiners for the exam.

1. The Police Commissioner of Calcutta has proscribed all meetings and processions within the city for a period of two months.

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