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prescribe(
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skrayb
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to order as a remedy)
a. recetar
The doctor prescribed a cough syrup for my cough.El médico me recetó un jarabe para la tos.
b. recomendar
The doctor prescribed avoiding strenuous activity for two weeks.El médico le recomendó evitar las actividades vigorosas durante dos semanas.
c. prescribir
Doctors should avoid prescribing antibiotics when they aren't vital for a patient's recovery.Los médicos deben evitar prescribir antibióticos cuando no son fundamentales para la recuperación del paciente.
2. (to dictate)
a. prescribir
The regulator has prescribed certain minimum requirements for investing in this type of investment.El organismo regulador prescribió ciertos requisitos mínimos para invertir en este tipo de inversión.
b. ordenar
The law prescribes that children must be vaccinated.Las leyes ordenan que los niños deben ser vacunados.
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prescribe
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (medicine)
a. recetar
2. (punishment, solution)
a. prescribir
in the prescribed mannerde la forma prescrita
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prescribe [prɪˈskraɪb]
transitive verb
1 (lay down, order) prescribir; ordenar
in the prescribed way en conformidad con lo prescrito; prescribed books lecturas (f) obligatorias; the prescribed punishment la pena establecida or prescrita
2 [+medicine] recetar
to prescribe sth for sb prescribe sb sth [+medicine] recetar algo a algn
the doctor prescribed a course of antibiotics for me el médico me recetó antibióticos; he prescribed complete rest recomendó reposo absoluto; the prescribed dose la dosis prescrita; what do you prescribe? ¿qué me recomienda?
intransitive verb
(Med) recetar
to prescribe for sb prescribing for the elderly he had prescribed for her for years
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