prescribe verb

1 drugs

ADV. legally The drug can no longer be legally prescribed. | medically, medicinally

PREP. for drugs prescribed for high blood pressure This drug is often prescribed for women with heart trouble.

2 what should/should not be done

ADV. narrowly, rigidly, strictly, tightly The curriculum is rigidly prescribed from an early age. Everything about her life was strictly prescribed (= there were strict rules about what she could and could not do).