HyperDic: prescribe

English > 3 senses of the word prescribe:
VERBcommunicationprescribe, order, dictateissue commands or orders for
communicationprescriberecommend as beneficial
communicationprescribe(medicine) order the use of (a treatment, medicine, etc.), usually by written prescription
prescribe > pronunciation
Soundsprahskray'b; priyskray'b
Rhymesascribe ... vibe: 15 rhymes with ayb...
English > prescribe: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningissue commands or orders for.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsorder, dictate
Narrowermandatemake mandatory
Broaderinflict, bring down, visit, imposeimpose something unpleasant
Spanishdictar, mandar, ordenar, prescribir, recetar
Catalandictar, manar, prescriure, receptar
Adjectivesprescriptivepertaining to giving directives or rules
Nounsprescriptiondirections prescribed beforehand
English > prescribe: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningRecommend as beneficial.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"my mother prescribes a good night's sleep as the cure for all ills"
Broaderrecommend, urge, advocatePush for something
English > prescribe: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaning(medicine) order the use of (a treatment, medicine, etc.), usually by written prescription.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the doctor prescribed steroids for my ear trouble"
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Broaderorder, tell, enjoin, sayGive instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

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