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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·scribe /prɪˈskraɪb/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pre·scribe /prɪˈskraɪb/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·scribe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prescribed p. pr & vb. n. Prescribing.]
 1. To lay down authoritatively as a guide, direction, or rule of action; to impose as a peremptory order; to dictate; to appoint; to direct.
    Prescribe not us our duties.   --Shak.
    Let streams prescribe their fountains where to run.   --Dryden.
 2. Med. To direct, as a remedy to be used by a patient; as, the doctor prescribed quinine.
 Syn: -- To appoint; order; command; dictate; ordain; institute; establish.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·scribe, v. i.
 1. To give directions; to dictate.
    A forwardness to prescribe to their opinions.   --Locke.
 2. To influence by long use [Obs.]
 3. Med. To write or to give medical directions; to indicate remedies; as, to prescribe for a patient in a fever.
 4. Law To claim by prescription; to claim a title to a thing on the ground of immemorial use and enjoyment, that is, by a custom having the force of law.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : issue commands or orders for [syn: order, dictate]