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prescribe
used in Babbitt

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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
  • Perhaps most of all Babbitt appreciated the remarks by William H. Ridgway in the Sunday School Times: "If you have a Sunday School class without any pep and get-up-and-go in it, that is, without interest, that is uncertain in attendance, that acts like a fellow with the spring fever, let old Dr. Ridgway write you a prescription.
    Chapter 16 (83% in)

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