Definition of Prescribe

1. Verb. Issue commands or orders for.

Exact synonyms: Dictate, Order
Generic synonyms: Bring Down, Impose, Inflict, Visit
Specialized synonyms: Mandate
Derivative terms: Dictate, Dictate, Dictation, Dictator, Order, Order, Prescription, Prescriptive



Definition of Prescribe

1. v. t. To lay down authoritatively as a guide, direction, or rule of action; to impose as a peremptory order; to dictate; to appoint; to direct.

2. v. i. To give directions; to dictate.

Definition of Prescribe

1. Verb. To order (a drug or medical device) for use by a particular patient. ¹

2. Verb. To specify as a required procedure or ritual. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prescribe

1. [v -SCRIBED, -SCRIBING, -SCRIBES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prescribe

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presciently
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prescore
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prescreen
prescreened
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prescribe (current term)
prescribed
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prescriptible
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Literary usage of Prescribe

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1. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"For do they not prescribe how men should walk towards God and man, ... Did not the Lord prescribe to his people by the fathers, and then by his prophets ? ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1908)
"(jr) For a man shall not be said to prescribe, that he and his ancestors have immemorially used to hold the castle of Arundel : for this is clearly another ..."

3. Alcohol, a Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine by Fritz Wilhelm Woll, Alfred Fournier, Martha Meir Allen (1900)
"WHY DOCTORS STILL prescribe ALCOHOLICS. WORKERS in the department of Non-Alcoholic Medication of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union are told repeatedly ..."

4. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"AN ACT supplementary to the act, entitled " An Act to prescribe the mode in which the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings in each State shall be ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"But is there any ground to suppose that Congress intended to prescribe a different or a more stringent rule in relation to Chinese laborers entering by land ..."

6. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"3, AN ACT to prescribe the mode in which the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings, in each State, shall be authenticated so as to take effect in ..."

7. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1869)
"125 to prescriba rules lor inspection of spirits, &c 125 to require changes in distillery apparatus 126 to prescribe forms of bond, &c 127 to make final ..."

8. The Constitution of the United States by United States, Robert Desty, Albert Brunner (1884)
"And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings be proced, and the effect thereof. ..."

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