verb (used with object), pre·scribed, pre·scrib·ing.
verb (used without object), pre·scribed, pre·scrib·ing.
- prescott, samuel,
- prescott, william,
- prescott, william hickling,
- prescriptive grammar
Origin of prescribe
Examples from the Web for prescribe
For people with SAD, or a bad case of the winter blues, doctors might prescribe a certain amount of light exposure.Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder With This New Tracker|DailyBurn|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If there were a pill with such poor efficacy, it might be considered malpractice to prescribe it.‘The Biggest Loser’ Could Be TV’s Most Important Show Ever|Daniela Drake|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though I prescribe hardly any narcotic pain medications, most ADHD medications are also Schedule II.
I can open a practice and prescribe medications whether or not I have it.
Your doctor can help pinpoint any potential roadblocks and, in some cases, might prescribe medication to help you ovulate.Exercise and Fertility: Are You Too Fit to Get Pregnant?|DailyBurn|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When you can come back and assure me of his change of apartment, I will prescribe for him.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre
Man, do not prescribe how the Divine shall display itself in Woman.Woman in the Nineteenth Century|Margaret Fuller Ossoli
These reports shall be preserved on file, and the Commission may prescribe the form and manner in which they shall be made.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX.|Benjamin Harrison
Rely upon it, they will prescribe exactly the same thing as the doctor, and the effects will be the same.The Life Of George Cruikshank, Vol. II. (of II)|Blanchard Jerrold
To prescribe her expenses and govern her family was the province of her guardian.Arthur Mervyn|Charles Brockden Brown
Word Origin for prescribe
"to write down as a direction," mid-15c., from Latin praescribere "write beforehand" (see prescription). Related: Prescribed; prescribing. Medical sense is from 1580s, probably a back formation from prescription.