Prescribe Definition

prescribed, prescribes, prescribing
prescribed, prescribes, prescribing
To set down or impose rules; dictate.
Webster's New World
To give medical advice or prescriptions.
Webster's New World
To order or advise as a medicine or treatment.
Webster's New World
To set down as a rule or direction; order; ordain; direct.
Webster's New World
To claim a right or title through long use or possession.
Webster's New World

Origin of Prescribe

  • Middle English prescriben from Latin praescrībere prae- pre- scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin praescribere, from prae (“before") and scribere (“to write").

    From Wiktionary

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