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prescribe
used in A Thousand Acres

3 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
  • Pam, I knew, would get in the car, Rose's old car, and drive herself to school and follow the course of activities prescribed for her.
    p. 357.5
  • My father was easily offended, but normally he was easily mollified, too, if you spoke your prescribed part with a proper appearance of remorse.
    p. 33.2
  • If he needs more, he'll have to get a prescription from his family physician."
    p. 145.5

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