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prescribe
used in Anna Karenina

7 uses
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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
  • And the celebrated doctor expounded his plan of treatment with Soden waters, a remedy obviously prescribed primarily on the ground that they could do no harm.
    Part Two (2% in)
  • He prescribed more physical exercise as far as possible, and as far as possible less mental strain, and above all no worry—in other words, just what was as much out of Alexey Alexandrovitch's power as abstaining from breathing.
    Part Two (73% in)
  • Kitty was to be back from abroad in the middle of the summer, and bathing had been prescribed for her.
    Part Three (20% in)
  • The department hostile to Alexey Alexandrovitch proved that the condition of the native tribes was exceedingly flourishing, that the proposed reconstruction might be the ruin of their prosperity, and that if there were anything wrong, it arose mainly from the failure on the part of Alexey Alexandrovitch's department to carry out the measures prescribed by law.
    Part Three (43% in)
  • But now we know that these little pills of classical learning possess the medicinal property of anti-nihilism, and we boldly prescribe them to our patients....
    Part Four (42% in)
  • The new doctor took up a stethoscope and sounded the patient, shook his head, prescribed medicine, and with extreme minuteness explained first how to take the medicine and then what diet was to be kept to.
    Part Five (52% in)
  • The doctor opined that the indisposition arose from fatigue and excitement, and prescribed rest.
    Part Five (60% in)

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