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  • 1 prescribe — pre·scribe /pri skrīb/ vb pre·scribed, pre·scrib·ing vi 1: to claim title or a right to something (as an easement) by prescription a precarious possessor cannot prescribe against the owner 2 in the civil law of Louisiana: to become unenforceable… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Prescribe — Pre*scribe , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prescribed}; p. pr & vb. n. {Prescribing}.] [L. praescribere, praescriptum; prae before + scriebe to write. See {Scribe}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To lay down authoritatively as a guide, direction, or rule of action;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Prescribe — Pre*scribe , v. i. 1. To give directions; to dictate. [1913 Webster] A forwardness to prescribe to their opinions. Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To influence by long use [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 3. (Med.) To write or to give medical… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 prescribe — 1 *dictate, ordain, decree, impose Analogous words: order, *command, enjoin, bid: exact, *demand, require 2 Prescribe, assign, define mean to fix arbitrarily or authoritatively for the sake of order or of a clear understanding. Prescribe stresses …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 prescribe — prescribe, proscribe A single letter distinguishes two words of very different meaning. A prescribed book (for example) is one that is chosen for a course of study, whereas a proscribed book is one that is forbidden or banned. Prescribe also has… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 prescribe — ► VERB 1) recommend and authorize the use of (a medicine or treatment). 2) state authoritatively that (an action or procedure) should be carried out. USAGE On the confusion between prescribe and proscribe, see the note at PROSCRIBE(Cf.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 prescribe — (v.) to write down as a direction, mid 15c., from L. praescribere (see PRESCRIPTION (Cf. prescription)). Related: Prescribed; prescribing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 prescribe — [v] stipulate action to be taken appoint, assign, choose, command, decide, decree, define, designate, determine, dictate, direct, enjoin, establish, fix, guide, impose, lay down, ordain, order, pick out, require, rule, select, set, settle,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 prescribe — [prē skrīb′, priskrīb′] vt. prescribed, prescribing [L praescribere < prae , before + scribere, to write: see PRE & SCRIBE] 1. to set down as a rule or direction; order; ordain; direct 2. to order or advise as a medicine or treatment: said of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 prescribe — v. 1) (D; tr.) to prescribe for (to prescribe a remedy for the common cold) 2) (formal) (L; subj.) regulations prescribe that a lawyer draw up/should draw up the papers * * * [prɪ skraɪb] (formal) (L; subj.) regulations prescribe that a lawyer… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 prescribe — verb (T) 1 to say what medicine or treatment a sick person should have: prescribe sb sth: If these don t work I may have to prescribe you something stronger. | prescribe sth for sth: one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for treating… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 prescribe — pre|scribe [prıˈskraıb] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: praescribere to write at the beginning, order ] 1.) to say what medicine or treatment a sick person should have →↑prescription prescribe sb sth ▪ If these don t work I may have to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 prescribe */*/ — UK [prɪˈskraɪb] / US verb [transitive] Word forms prescribe : present tense I/you/we/they prescribe he/she/it prescribes present participle prescribing past tense prescribed past participle prescribed 1) if a doctor prescribes a drug or treatment …

    English dictionary

  • 14 prescribe — verb 1 drugs ADVERB ▪ legally ▪ The drug can no longer be legally prescribed. ▪ commonly, frequently, routinely, widely ▪ These dru …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 prescribe — pre|scribe [ prı skraıb ] verb transitive ** 1. ) if a doctor prescribes a drug or treatment, they say you should have it: The drug should not be taken unless prescribed by a doctor. prescribe someone something: He was prescribed a course of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 prescribe —  , proscribe  Prescribe means to set down as a rule or guide.  Proscribe means to denounce or prohibit. If you get bronchitis, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics and proscribe smoking …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 17 prescribe — verb 1》 advise and authorize the use of (a medicine or treatment), especially in writing.     ↘recommend as beneficial. 2》 state authoritatively that (something) should be done in a particular way. Derivatives prescribable adjective prescriber… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 prescribe — To give directions, either orally or in writing, for the preparation and administration of a remedy to be used in the treatment of any disease. [L. prae scribo, pp. scriptus, to write before] * * * pre·scribe pri skrīb vb, pre·scribed;… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 prescribe — See prescribe, proscribe …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 20 prescribe — Synonyms and related words: administer, advise, advocate, apply, appoint, assign, authorize, be responsible for, bestow, brief, call the signals, captain, carry on, choose, coach, command, conduct, confer, constitute, constrain, consult with,… …

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