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prescribe

Definitions


[prɪˈskrʌɪb], (Verb)

Definitions:
- (of a medical practitioner) advise and authorize the use of (a medicine or treatment) for someone, especially in writing
(e.g: her doctor prescribed sleeping tablets)

- state authoritatively or as a rule that (an action or procedure) should be carried out
(e.g: rules prescribing five acts for a play are purely arbitrary)


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English (in the sense ‘confine within bounds’, also as a legal term meaning ‘claim by prescription’): from Latin praescribere ‘direct in writing’, from prae ‘before’ + scribere ‘write’




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