Synonyms for Prescribe:


bar, charge, annul, award, bring in a verdict, appoint, acquit, command, call for, citation, guide, acquittal. cure, diagnose, certify, confine, caseload, commit, admit, doctor, designate, direct, examine, bedside manner. impose, decree, lay it on the line, over, fix, lay down. prescribe (noun)
order, dictate.


stipulate action to be taken (verb)
command, appoint, direct, guide, decree, fix, order, impose, designate, lay down, dictate.

Other synonyms:

impose. fix. Other relevant words:
commit, command, acquit, lay down, diagnose, impose, fix, guide, over, citation, designate, admit, decree, acquittal, appoint, certify, lay it on the line, examine, confine, caseload, direct, annul, award, bar, charge, doctor, cure, dictate.

Usage examples for prescribe

  1. Allow me this once to prescribe for you. – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  2. I can't prescribe in matters of social duty. – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  3. Good- hearted people think the laws ought to prescribe only what is accepted in the people's feeling as right and proper. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner