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 unprescribed
Historical Examples of unprescribed
No unprescribed drugs for him—no careless overdose, or anything of that sort, no indeed!The Whirligig of Time
Wayland Wells Williams
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.