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prescriptive

adjective

1 prescriptive

Pertaining to giving directives or rules:
— Prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage.

synonym: normative.

Roget 124: old, ancient, antique; of long standing, time-honored, venerable; elder, eldest; firstborn.    prime; primitive, primeval, primigenous; paleolontological, ... show more

Roget 141: stable etc. 150; persisting etc. v.; permanent; established; unchanged etc. (change) etc. 140; renewed; ... show more

Roget 613: habitual; accustomary; prescriptive, accustomed etc. v.; of daily occurrence, of everyday occurrence; consuetudinary; wonted, usual, general, ordinary, ... show more

Roget 924: having a right to etc. v.; entitled to; claiming; deserving, meriting, worthy of.    privileged, allowed, sanctioned, warranted, authorized; ordained, ... show more

Dutch: normatief




Moby thesaurus: absolute, accepted, accustomed, acknowledged, admitted, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic, average, binding, canonical, commanding, common, commonplace, compelling, compulsory, conclusive, conformable, constrictive, consuetudinary ... show more.

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