pre·scribe /pri-'skrīb/ vb pre·scribed, pre·scrib·ingvi1: to claim title or a right to something (as an easement) by prescriptiona precarious possessor cannot prescribe against the owner2 in the civil law of Louisiana: to become unenforceable or invalid by prescriptionany party having an interest in a money judgment may have it revived before it prescribe s — Louisiana Civil Codevt1: to lay down as a rule or guide: specify with authoritythe times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the legislature thereof — U.S. Constitution art. I2 in the civil law of Louisiana: to invalidate or bar the enforcement of by prescriptionthis claim for damages shall not be prescribed so long as the minor's right of action exists against his tutor — Louisiana Civil Code
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
administer, advocate, bid, charge, command, conduct, control, decide, decree, demand, designate, dictate, direct, enjoin, exact, exercise authority, give a directive, give a mandate, give an order, give directions, guide, impose, instruct, issue an order, lay out, lead, mandate, mark out, ordain, order, pilot, praescribere, prevail over, proclaim, regulate, require, set, steer, superintend, write a prescription
associated concepts: prescribe remedies, prescribed by law
administer (conduct), admonish (advise), advise, advocate, allocate, assign (designate), authorize, call (demand), caution, command, constitute (establish), counsel, decree, define, detail (assign), dictate, direct (order), drug, enact, govern, impose (enforce), instruct (direct), order, pass (approve), recommend, require (compel), rule (govern), urge
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.(1) To direct, guide, or recommend; to order that some action be taken.(2) To claim the right to use something based on a history of having used it for a long time; to claim an easement to land on the basis of having used the land for a period of time already.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.