Prescribe/dictate

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dreamy76

Senior Member
Arabic
Hello,

Can I say " Her emotions prescribe her actions" or should I say "dictate" instead of "prescribe".


Many thanks for your help.
 
  • Muwahid

    Senior Member
    U.S. English
    Dictate sounds right. Prescribe is usually used in the context of medication "To prescribe a medicine", It's less commonly used in the sense you're talking about.

    I'd say "Her emotions dictate her actions"
     

    dreamy76

    Senior Member
    Arabic
    Hello,

    I said her emotions govern her actions.

    Though I have seen in Wordweb that prescribe can also be used in such a context!
     
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