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prescribe

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Definition to recommend or require what should be done

or more specifically:

of a medical doctor:  to give medical instructions — such as writing that a patient should take antibiotics
  • The doctor prescribed an antibiotic for the infection.
prescribed = gave medical instructions instructing that the patient should take
  • The procedure is prescribed by law.
  • prescribed = required
  • The doctor wrote a prescription for an antibiotic.
  • prescription = a medical instruction
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • My boss prescribed I take the rest of the week off and start fresh on Monday.
  • prescribed = recommended
  • She first took opiates when they were prescribed for a back spasm.
  • prescribed = recommended by a doctor
  • His room smelled of turpentine, which Doc had prescribed as a liniment for the pulled ligament.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • prescribed = given medical instructions to use
  • Peter, by the gift of Aslan, by election, by prescription, and by conquest...
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • prescription = recommendation or required by law
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Nardo was busy sorting out prescriptions in a cardboard box.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • prescriptions = medicines with a doctor's instructions
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • she would say to her friends, "Ivan Ilych can't do as other people do, and keep to the treatment prescribed for him."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • prescribed = recommend
  • He gave me a prescription.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • prescription = medical instructions
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Only if the doctor prescribes it.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • prescribes = gives medical instructions ordering
  • He had not filled Dan Gunn's prescriptions.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • prescriptions = a doctor's instructions to get certain medicines
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • prescription for that cough
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • prescription = medical instructions written by a doctor
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He was doing nothing less now, he thought, then prescribing corrective lenses for Earthling souls.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • prescribing = recommending or requiring what should be done

    or more specifically:

    of a medical doctor:  giving medical instructions — such as writing that a patient should take antibiotics
  • I have a schedule prescription for each hour in the day;
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • prescription = recommendation, instruction, or rule
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I'm curious to know her every thought, her diagnosis, her prognosis, her prescription.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • prescription = medical recommendation
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • You shall do that which the Council of Vocations shall prescribe for you.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • prescribe = require
  • I thought, even then, that this doctor needed the Valium he prescribed for me more than I did.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • prescribed = instructed to be given
  • The earliest so-called "food expert" was Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, who prescribed all-grape diets and hourly enemas before going on to launch the cereal company.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • prescribed = recommended
  • Mama, of course, noticed the tightening in my face. My bad headaches and asthma attacks worried her. "You need rest," she prescribed one afternoon and sent me to bed in Papa's room, the coolest in the house.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
prescribed = recommended

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