prescribe (something) for (someone or something)

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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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He has prescribed it for 13 cats, aged 14 or older, and he says that 10 of the owners reported improved behavior in their pets.
The drug causes blood flow to the penis, and even though women don't have penises (exception: Margaret Thatcher, Camille Paglia, Marge Schott), doctors have prescribed it for some women patients.
But by that time, so many physicians had been gulled into believing the painkiller to be both safe and useful that they had prescribed it for nearly 15 million people.
Slightly astringent and antiseptic, the plant extract long ago found favor with the medical luminary Hippocrates, who prescribed it for mouth sores.
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