verb (used with object), pre·scribed, pre·scrib·ing.
verb (used without object), pre·scribed, pre·scrib·ing.
Origin of prescribe
Examples from the Web for prescribed
He was prescribed a course of hormone pills that caused him to grow breasts and rendered him impotent.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As such, it could not be prescribed by physicians and could not be dispensed by pharmacies.
“Overdose rates are higher where these drugs are prescribed more frequently,” says Frieden.Painkiller Overdoses Kill More Than One American Every Hour|Abby Haglage|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She began to attend therapy and to see a psychiatrist, who prescribed an antidepressant.
Codeine should not have been prescribed for these patients because its metabolism in children varies widely from person to person.Codeine Still Widely Prescribed to Kids Despite Decades-Old Warnings|Russell Saunders|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He turned to glance at his watch, and to kill the last five minutes of the prescribed time he thought of Evelyn's scruples.Evelyn Innes|George Moore
I was ready to do as she prescribed; she affected me painfully, she had given me a "turn," and I wanted to get away from her.Louisa Pallant|Henry James
As she advanced to her place, after the prescribed courtesy to the Viceroy, her dark eyes searchingly scanned the throng of pages.The Hill of Venus|Nathan Gallizier
Very few learn the prescribed form of Moslem prayers and fewer still use them.Our Moslem Sisters|Annie Van Sommer
His drink, again, is a special milk, which must be poured out with prescribed formulas.Anthropology|Robert Marett