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Definition of the verb prescribe
What does prescribe mean as a doing word?
Prescribe is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: prescribed | prescribing | prescribes
- issue commands or orders for
- recommend as beneficial
- (medicine) order the use of (a treatment, medicine, etc.), usually by written prescription
Alternative definition of the verb prescribe
- To order (a drug or medical device) for use by a particular patient.
- To specify as a required procedure or ritual.
Definition of the verb prescribe for high school students
- to lay down a rule
- example: The duke prescribed that from this point further all of the peasants living on his lands would have to pay higher taxes.
The verb prescribe is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for prescribe
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Debt Tender Offers, Exchange Offers, Bond Buybacks and Consent Solicitations in International Capital Markets by Apostolos Ath. Gkoutzinis
define, and prescribe means reasonably designed to prevent, such acts and practices as are fraudulent, deceptive, or manipulative.”419 Pursuant to this rule-making power, and in ...
by N.C. Howard
ligenee fails to prescribe means and conditions for the discharge of our duties. “'e are the best judges of the duties, as well as the qualifications, appropriate to our own department of labor; and should hold in our ...
The Electoral Connection
The ability of mass publics to prescribe means as well as ends is a neglected subject of democratic theory. If, as Morton ...
by Ralph C. Ferrara, Herbert Thomas, Donna M. Nagy
authorizes the SEC to "prescribe means reasonably designed to prevent ...
for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller
Supplementary prescribers may prescribe in accordance with a clinical management plan in a tripartite arrangement with a doctor or dentist, the patient and the supplementary prescriber.
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
• To PRESCRIBE, v. a. [ praescribo, ...
by Adrian Room
PRESCRIBE PROSCRIBE 177 powerful than others in a group: 'Oak trees predominate in this forest.' To preponderate has the same sense, although the word suggests a weightiness that implies a significant superiority in numbers or ...
by J.J.S. WHARTON
A person cannot prescribe to do a wrong, or anything that would be a nuisance to others; or against an Act of Parliament, for that is the highest proof and matter of record in law; or against another's prescription. (11) Where a man ...
Being a Complete Encyclopedia of All the Case Law of the Federal Supreme Court Up to and Including Volume 206 U.S. Supreme Court Reports (book 51 Lawyers' Edition)
Power to Prescribe System of Accounting, to Call for Reports, etc.— Constitutionality of Provision.—Congress did not exceed its power under the commerce clause by enacting the Act of February 4, 1887, § 20, as amended by the Act of June ...
by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft, Charles Porterfield
The statutes of O/no confer power upon municipalities to determine the conditions of the grant of a street railway franchise at the time it is made, including fixing the rates of fare to be charged, but no power thereafter to prescribe rates of fare.
Ministers stipends and multures prescribe in five ...
The Imperial Dictionary (1861)
English, Technological, and Scientific by John Ogilvie
PRESCRIBE, v. t. [L. praescribo, to write before.] 1. In med, to direct, as a remedy to be used or applied to a diseased patient. Be not offended with the physician who prescribes harsh remedies.–2. To set or lay down authoritatively for direction ; ...
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Just as it would be madness to settle on medical treatment for the body of a person by taking an opinion poll of the neighbors, so it is irrational to prescribe for the body politic by polling the opinions of the people at large. (Plato)
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Scrabble value of P3R1E1S1C3R1I1B3E1
The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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