To order (a drug or medicaldevice) for use by a particular patient. (verb)
Examples of word prescribe
Forbidding the critic to prescribe is itself a prescription.
In practice, few care labels prescribe vigorous laundering for table linens.
Okada bowed low -- as low as the rules of Japanese etiquette prescribe, which is to say that he bent himself almost double.
Before its adoption, the Constitution of the United States did not in terms prescribe who should be citizens of the United States or of the several States, yet there were necessarily such citizens without such provision.
For example, if you have allergies, your doctor might "prescribe" over-the-counter Claritin.