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used in Do You Speak American?

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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 first, who want to prescribe, are known as prescriptivists, while those content to describe usage are called descrip-tivists.
    one — The Language Wars (1% in)
  • But the examples he gave—calling from a car to have a florist deliver flowers to one's wife, or calling ahead to a pharmacy to request a prescription—seem relatively simple tasks, per-formable with cell phones today.
    eight — Teaching Computers to Speak American (75% in)

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