Prescribe

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Definition

to prescribe: to give medical treatment; to assign, to decree, to impose, to order
verb
I will prescribe you some antibiotics to cure the infection. If you accept my treatment you will definitely feel better.

a prescription: a piece of paper on which a doctor writes medical instructions
noun
I'm sorry, but you need a prescription to buy these pills. Go and ask your doctor to write you one, otherwise you won't be able to buy this medicine.
prescription glasses spectacles prescribed by a doctor to aid vision

Examples

  • "Here they are, and um, while you're at it, would you mind writing me a prescription?"
  • "We have prescribed him some fast-acting antibiotics."
  • "I have a prescription."

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