su·per·scribe / ˌsoōpərˈskrīb/ • v. [tr.] write or print (an inscription) at the top of or on the outside of a document: they had superscribed “Top Secret” across the cover page. ∎ write or print an inscription at the top of or on the outside of (a document): he invariably will want to superscribe the memo with one of his banal mottoes. ∎ write or print (a letter, word, symbol, or line of writing or printing) above an existing letter, word, or line.DERIVATIVES: su·per·scrip·tion / -ˈskripshən/ n.