prescribe

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Plain form
prescribe

Third-person singular
prescribes

Past tense
prescribed

Past participle
prescribed

Present participle
prescribing

  1. (transitive); (medicine) If a doctor prescribes you a medicine or treatment, they tell you what medicine or treatment to use.
    The doctor will prescribe me some tablets.
  2. (transitive) If someone prescribes a rule or a way to do something, they are telling people to follow that rule or do something a certain way.
    We have to follow what the law prescribes.

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