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pre·scribe

 (prĭ-skrīb′)
v. pre·scribed, pre·scrib·ing, pre·scribes
v.tr.
1. To set down as a rule, law, or direction: prescribed the terms of the surrender.
2. To order the use of (a medicine or other treatment).
v.intr.
1. To establish rules, laws, or directions.
2. To order a medicine or other treatment.

[Middle English prescriben, from Latin praescrībere : prae-, pre- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·scrib′er n.

prescribe

(prɪˈskraɪb)
vb
1. to lay down as a rule or directive
2. (Law) law to claim or acquire (a right, title, etc) by prescription
3. (Law) law to make or become invalid or unenforceable by lapse of time
4. (Medicine) med to recommend or order the use of (a drug or other remedy)
[C16: from Latin praescrībere to write previously, from prae before + scrībere to write]
preˈscriber n

pre•scribe

(prɪˈskraɪb)

v. -scribed, -scrib•ing. v.t.
1. to lay down, in writing or otherwise, as a rule or a course of action to be followed; appoint, ordain, or enjoin.
2. to designate or order the use of (a medicine, treatment, etc.).
v.i.
3. to lay down rules; direct; dictate.
4. to order a treatment or medicine.
5. to claim a legal right or title by virtue of long use; make a prescriptive claim.
[1425–75; < Latin praescrībere to write at the head of, appoint, prescribe =prae- pre- + scrībere to write]
pre•scrib′a•ble, adj.
pre•scrib′er, n.

prescribe


Past participle: prescribed
Gerund: prescribing

Imperative
prescribe
prescribe
Present
I prescribe
you prescribe
he/she/it prescribes
we prescribe
you prescribe
they prescribe
Preterite
I prescribed
you prescribed
he/she/it prescribed
we prescribed
you prescribed
they prescribed
Present Continuous
I am prescribing
you are prescribing
he/she/it is prescribing
we are prescribing
you are prescribing
they are prescribing
Present Perfect
I have prescribed
you have prescribed
he/she/it has prescribed
we have prescribed
you have prescribed
they have prescribed
Past Continuous
I was prescribing
you were prescribing
he/she/it was prescribing
we were prescribing
you were prescribing
they were prescribing
Past Perfect
I had prescribed
you had prescribed
he/she/it had prescribed
we had prescribed
you had prescribed
they had prescribed
Future
I will prescribe
you will prescribe
he/she/it will prescribe
we will prescribe
you will prescribe
they will prescribe
Future Perfect
I will have prescribed
you will have prescribed
he/she/it will have prescribed
we will have prescribed
you will have prescribed
they will have prescribed
Future Continuous
I will be prescribing
you will be prescribing
he/she/it will be prescribing
we will be prescribing
you will be prescribing
they will be prescribing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prescribing
you have been prescribing
he/she/it has been prescribing
we have been prescribing
you have been prescribing
they have been prescribing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prescribing
you will have been prescribing
he/she/it will have been prescribing
we will have been prescribing
you will have been prescribing
they will have been prescribing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prescribing
you had been prescribing
he/she/it had been prescribing
we had been prescribing
you had been prescribing
they had been prescribing
Conditional
I would prescribe
you would prescribe
he/she/it would prescribe
we would prescribe
you would prescribe
they would prescribe
Past Conditional
I would have prescribed
you would have prescribed
he/she/it would have prescribed
we would have prescribed
you would have prescribed
they would have prescribed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.prescribe - issue commands or orders for
inflict, impose, bring down, visit - impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students"
mandate - make mandatory; "the new director of the school board mandated regular tests"

prescribe

verb
1. specify, order, direct, stipulate, write a prescription for Our doctor prescribed antibiotics for her throat infection.
2. ordain, set, order, establish, rule, require, fix, recommend, impose, appoint, command, define, dictate, assign, lay down, decree, stipulate, enjoin The judge said he was passing the sentence prescribed by law.

prescribe

verb
To set forth expressly and authoritatively:
Translations
يَصِفُ الطبيبُ الدّواءَيَصِفُ الطَّبِيبُ عِلاجَاً
předepsat
ordinereforeskriveforeslå
määrätä lääkettä
propisati
elõír
skrifa lyfseîil; ráîleggja
処方する
처방하다
ieteikt, norādītparakstīt
predpisati
förskriva
สั่งจ่ายยา
ilaç yazmakreçete yazmaktavsiye etmekvermek
kê thuốc

prescribe

[prɪˈskraɪb]
A. VT
1. (= lay down, order) → prescribir, ordenar
in the prescribed wayen conformidad con lo prescrito
prescribed bookslecturas fpl obligatorias
the prescribed punishmentla pena establecida or prescrita
2. [+ medicine] → recetar
to prescribe sth for sb; prescribe sb sth [+ medicine] → recetar algo a algn
the doctor prescribed a course of antibiotics for meel médico me recetó antibióticos
he prescribed complete restrecomendó reposo absoluto
the prescribed dosela dosis prescrita
what do you prescribe?¿qué me recomienda?
B. VI (Med) → recetar

prescribe

[prɪˈskraɪb] vt
(MEDICINE) [+ drugs, rest, corrective lenses] → prescrire
to prescribe sth for sb → prescrire qch à qn
to prescribe sth for sth → prescrire qch pour qch
[+ course of action, penalty, rules] → prescrire
prescribed by law → prescrit(e) par la loi

prescribe

vt
(= order, lay down)vorschreiben; prescribed readingPflichtlektüre f
(Med, fig) → verschreiben, verordnen (sth for sb jdm etw); the prescribed dose/punishmentdie verordnete Dosis/Strafe
vi (= lay down rules)Vorschriften machen

prescribe

[prɪˈskraɪb] vt (gen) (Med) → prescrivere, ordinare (fig) → consigliare
prescribed books (Scol, Univ) → testi mpl in programma

prescribe

(prəˈskraib) verb
to advise or order (the use of). My doctor prescribed some pills for my cold; Here is a list of books prescribed by the examiners for the exam.
preˈscription (-ˈskrip-)
noun.
1. a doctor's (usually written) instructions for the preparing and taking of a medicine. He gave me a prescription to give to the chemist.
2. the act of prescribing.

prescribe

يَصِفُ الطَّبِيبُ عِلاجَاً předepsat ordinere verschreiben συνταγογραφώ prescribir määrätä lääkettä prescrire propisati prescrivere 処方する 처방하다 voorschrijven foreskrive zalecić receitar предписывать förskriva สั่งจ่ายยา ilaç yazmak kê thuốc 开处方

pre·scribe

v. prescribir, recetar.

prescribe

vt recetar, prescribir
References in classic literature ?
Hence, it becomes obvious that separate property is the natural and indisputable right of separate exertion; that community of goods without community of toil is oppressive and unjust; that it counteracts the laws of nature, which prescribe that he only who sows the seed shall reap the harvest; that it discourages all energy, by destroying its rewards; and makes the most virtuous and active members of society the slaves and drudges of the worst.
If the particular States in this country are disposed to stand in a similar relation to each other, and to drop the project of a general DISCRETIONARY SUPERINTENDENCE, the scheme would indeed be pernicious, and would entail upon us all the mischiefs which have been enumerated under the first head; but it would have the merit of being, at least, consistent and practicable Abandoning all views towards a confederate government, this would bring us to a simple alliance offensive and defensive; and would place us in a situation to be alternate friends and enemies of each other, as our mutual jealousies and rivalships, nourished by the intrigues of foreign nations, should prescribe to us.
Congress have undertaken to do more: they have proceeded to form new States, to erect temporary governments, to appoint officers for them, and to prescribe the conditions on which such States shall be admitted into the Confederacy.
Seward to prescribe something for me which would make me sleep, only that I fear to alarm them.
Aronnax, will you consent to prescribe for one of my men?
Just the same as though you prayed that a physician might only be called upon to prescribe for headaches, measles, and the stings of wasps, or any other slight affection of the epidermis.
Who do you think can prescribe, unless he knows the truth of the case?
And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records, and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.
except that they disgusted him), he had never been able to prescribe with the requisite accuracy of detail.
He was a state doctor, called in to prescribe for an ailing constitution.
Then I'm going to prescribe for you," he said with decision.
I fear to breathe any treason against the majesty of love, which is the genius and god of gifts, and to whom we must not affect to prescribe.