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synonyms for prescriptive

  • accepted
  • authoritative
  • customary
  • prescribed
  • rigid
  • sanctioned
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How to use prescriptive in a sentence

It’s trying to be descriptive, not prescriptive, and to give a sense of the way life has been lived, whatever way that has been.
HE’S REPORTED ON MUSIC’S LEGENDS. NOW PETER GURALNICK IS LETTING HIMSELF SLIP INTO THE STORY.GEOFF EDGERSNOVEMBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
What’s changed is whether or not we are prescriptive in trying to boil things down to a few numbers.
EMTECH STAGE: TWITTER’S CTO ON MISINFORMATIONTATE RYAN-MOSLEYNOVEMBER 18, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Publishers are learning to be less prescriptive about what their communities need.
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This design is in no way prescriptive of what you should do for your own Forester, other Subaru models, or any other vehicle that you already have.
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Admittedly, I wanted period tracking to be a fix, and to offer me a prescriptive path back to better fitness and strength.
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In accordance with a prescriptive right, this remonstrance was received by the king in person on March 14.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
No institution, no branch of legislature, no church, no prerogative or prescriptive claim has any rights against the Right.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
Woman's prescriptive infirmity had stalked into the sunlight, which had clothed it in the freshness of an originality.
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWDTHOMAS HARDY
No merely prescriptive external rules, borrowed from society when the mothers were girls, can fully answer the purpose.
THE EDUCATION OF AMERICAN GIRLSANNA CALLENDER BRACKETT
A prescriptive government, such as ours, never was the work of any legislator, never was made upon any foregone theory.
THOUGHTS ON THE PRESENT DISCONTENTSEDMUND BURKE
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