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to prescribe: to give medical treatment; to assign, to decree, to impose, to order
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
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

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