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 self-prescribed
Contemporary Examples of self-prescribed
This of course is the self-prescribed social disposition of a hipster, an aloof—but meaningless—swagger.Catching Up With the Hipster Grifter
November 11, 2009
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.