prescribe for

prescribe (something) for (someone or something)

1. To write a prescription of medicine for someone. He prescribed a mild pain sedative for Daniel to help him sleep.
2. To write a prescription of medicine to treat a particular illness, ailment, or disease. Can you prescribe anything for my insomnia?
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prescribe something for someone

to order a medication to be given to or sold to someone. I asked the doctor to prescribe a painkiller for me. What can you prescribe for me for this illness?
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prescribe something for something

to suggest or recommend something for a particular disease. Could you prescribe something for my cold? What can you prescribe for this illness?
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References in classic literature ?
A Fox asked him, "How can you pretend to prescribe for others, when you are unable to heal your own lame gait and wrinkled skin?
He asked any student who happened to be standing near him what he would prescribe for a patient he had just seen.
However, Hall et al (2006) suggest that only 50% of health visitors with a V100 qualification prescribe for their clients, and further studies cite evidence of a low level of prescribing activity (While and Biggs, 2004; Thurtle, 2007, Young et al, 2009; Brooks, 2013).
Specialist nurse prescribing would enable nurses with a postgraduate diploma in prescribing, who worked in multidisciplinary teams in speciality services or in general practice, to prescribe for common conditions such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension.
New Brunswickers are well served by our primary health care NPs who diagnose and prescribe for clients under their care.
Specialist nurse prescribing would enable nurses with a postgraduate diploma in prescribing, who work in multi-disciplinary teams in specialty services or in general practice, to prescribe for common conditions such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension.
The license to prescribe for nurses was the result of a long and hard-fought battle, which enabled us to meet client and community needs at the point of contact.