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English definition of “prescribe”

prescribe

verb [T] (GIVE RULE)   /prɪˈskrɑɪb/
to tell someone what he or she must have or do, or to give as a rule: A secretary of education cannot and should not prescribe the curriculum of the nation’s colleges.
(Definition of prescribe verb (GIVE RULE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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