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VERB (1)

1. issue commands or orders for;
[syn: order, prescribe, dictate]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prescribe \Pre*scribe"\, v. i. 1. To give directions; to dictate. [1913 Webster] A forwardness to prescribe to their opinions. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To influence by long use [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 3. (Med.) To write or to give medical directions; to indicate remedies; as, to prescribe for a patient in a fever. [1913 Webster] 4. (Law) To claim by prescription; to claim a title to a thing on the ground of immemorial use and enjoyment, that is, by a custom having the force of law. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prescribe \Pre*scribe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prescribed; p. pr & vb. n. Prescribing.] [L. praescribere, praescriptum; prae before + scriebe to write. See Scribe.] [1913 Webster] 1. To lay down authoritatively as a guide, direction, or rule of action; to impose as a peremptory order; to dictate; to appoint; to direct. [1913 Webster] Prescribe not us our duties. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Let streams prescribe their fountains where to run. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) To direct, as a remedy to be used by a patient; as, the doctor prescribed quinine. [1913 Webster] Syn: To appoint; order; command; dictate; ordain; institute; establish. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prescribe v 1: issue commands or orders for [syn: order, prescribe, dictate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

103 Moby Thesaurus words for "prescribe": administer, advise, advocate, apply, appoint, assign, authorize, be responsible for, bestow, brief, call the signals, captain, carry on, choose, coach, command, conduct, confer, constitute, constrain, consult with, control, counsel, cure, decide, declare lawful, decree, define, demand, determine, dictate, direct, dose, dose with, enact, enforce upon, engineer, enjoin, establish, exact, fix, force, force upon, formulate, give, govern, guide, handle, head, head up, impose, instruct, kibitz, lay down, lay on, lead, lead on, legalize, legislate, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, make a regulation, make legal, make obligatory, make the rules, manage, maneuver, manipulate, mastermind, meddle, mete out to, officer, ordain, order, pick out, prescribe for, propose, pull the strings, put in force, put on, put upon, quarterback, recommend, regulate, remedy, require, rule, run, sanction, select, set, set down, settle, skipper, specify, stipulate, submit, suggest, take command, take the lead, treat, validate