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prescribe

verb [T]
 
 
/prɪˈskraɪb/
MEDICINE to say what medical treatment someone needs: [often passive] Painkillers are the most common drugs prescribed by doctors.Administering drugs and medicines
RULE formal to say officially what people must do: rules prescribed by lawGiving orders and commands
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