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prescribe
used in The Poisonwood Bible

2 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
  • Adults listen to you with half an ear, while the Biblical prescription "Physician, heal thyself!" rings in the other.
    Book 5 — Exodus (45% in)
  • She procured a good supply of antibiotic drugs from our granddad Dr. Bud Wharton, who has senile dementia and loves to walk outdoors naked but still can do two things perfectly: win at checkers and write out prescriptions.
    Book 1 — Genesis (10% in)

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