What is the difference between Prescribe and Proscribe?




What is the difference between Prescribe and Proscribe? :


Prescribe : (verb)

(
1 ) Advise or order the use of

Do not exceed the prescribed dose.

The doctor prescribed some pills to help me sleep.

(
2 ) Declare with authority that something should be done or a rule is to be followed

The law prescribes heavy penalties for this offence.

Army regulations prescribe how rifles must be carried.



Proscribe : (verb)

(
1 ) State officially that something is dangerous or forbidden

The sale of narcotics is proscribes by law.











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