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?
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?
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?