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prescribe

pre·scribe

prescribe

 
 
pronunciation:
prih skraIb
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prescribed, prescribes, prescribing
definition 1: to lay down as a rule or guide.
synonyms:
dictate
similar words:
demand, enjoin, formulate, impose, require, set
definition 2: to order or recommend (a drug or the like) as a medical remedy.
synonyms:
recommend
similar words:
order
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to set down rules; direct; ordain.
synonyms:
command, decree, ordain
similar words:
dictate, direct
definition 2: to give or write a medical prescription.
derivations: prescribable (adj.), prescriber (n.)
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