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Verb: prescribe  pri'skrIb
  1. Issue commands or orders for
    - order, dictate
     
  2. Suggest, order or authorize (a drug or medical device) for use by a particular patient
    "It's important to diagnose before you prescribe"

Derived forms: prescribing, prescribes, prescribed

Type of: bring down, impose, inflict, obtrude, visit

Encyclopedia: Prescribe