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in·scribe

inscribe

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn skraIb
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part of speech: verb
inflections: inscribes, inscribing, inscribed
definition: to write by carving.
They inscribed her name on the tombstone.
derivations: inscribable (adj.), inscriber (n.)
Word History
Inscribe is from a Latin word that means "to write in." Scribble, scribe, and script have the same origins.
Word Parts  About this feature
The word inscribe contains the following parts:
in-1 Latin prefix that means in, into, on
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The prefix in-1 occurs in Latin loanwords and thus attaches to Latin roots (infect , inscribe ). -in1 has multiple forms, as the "n" sound in in- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms il-1, im-1, and ir-1.
scrib, script Latin root that means to write