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verb [transitive] prescribe pronunciation in American English /prɪˈskraɪb/
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present tense
present participleprescribing
past tenseprescribed
past participleprescribed

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  1. 1
    if a doctor prescribes a drug or treatment, they say you should have it

    The drug should not be taken unless prescribed by a doctor.

    prescribe someone something:

    He was prescribed a course of antibiotics.

    prescribe something for something:

    This drug is one of the most commonly prescribed for arthritis.

  2. 2
    formal to state officially what should be done in a particular situation

    All the conditions prescribed by law have been complied with.



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