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pre·scribe

prescribe

 
 
pronunciation:
prih skraIb
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part of speech: verb
inflections: prescribes, prescribing, prescribed
definition: to order or suggest as a medicine.
The doctor prescribed a cream for his rash.
synonyms:
recommend
similar words:
order
derivations: prescribable (adj.), prescriber (n.)
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The word prescribe contains the following part:
scrib, script Latin root that means to write