verb (used with object), pre·scribed, pre·scrib·ing.
verb (used without object), pre·scribed, pre·scrib·ing.
Origin of prescribe
Synonyms for prescribe
Examples from the Web for prescriber
Historical Examples of prescriber
Guaiacum and aconite may be given with equal benefit in any form preferred by the prescriber.
Doctor though I am, and prescriber of drugs, I wonder how much good we really do with our powders and potions.The House of Defence v. 1
E. F. Benson
The immediate exit of the devil was so apparent that the fame of the prescriber as a medical man was made at once.Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond
As Charcot has said, in functional disorders it is not so much the prescription which matters as the prescriber.The Nervous Child
Hector Charles Cameron
If the virtue of medicines could be enforced by the benevolence of the prescriber, how soon should I be well.'
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.