He needed medicine but refused to go to a doctor.
She was under doctor's orders not to return to work.
I saw her at the doctor's last week.
How long will you be at the doctor?
Most of the faculty members at this college are doctors in their fields. Dr. Smith, can you explain the exam requirements again?Verb
They were accused of doctoring the company's financial records.
a doctored photo of the actress
I think somebody doctored the punch.
He had time to doctor his wounds.
She doctored the sick child until the physician arrived. See More
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Players had had to provide sign-off from their doctor in order to be cast on the show.—Manori Ravindran, Variety, 3 Feb. 2023 Introduced since 2015, the bill would establish a process through which a terminally ill patient may request a prescription from their doctor to be self administered to hasten their death.—Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Feb. 2023 EHRs would reduce the need for faxing records from one doctor’s office to another and end the practice of manually inputting the same information into multiple databases.—Jay J. Schnitzer, STAT, 1 Feb. 2023 The primary difference between arthritis supplements and drugs is that medication prescriptions from a doctor undergo FDA approval whereas supplements do not.—Dallas News, 24 Jan. 2023 Some are available over the counter while others require a prescription from your doctor.—Carrie Madormo, Rn, Health, 23 Jan. 2023 Because Daniel is medically stable, he was discharged from his primary care doctor’s clinic a few years back.—Eli Cahan, The New Republic, 17 Jan. 2023 Anyone with thoughts of hurting themselves should seek care from their doctor, a mental health professional, or the suicide and crisis lifeline at 988 in the U.S. and 833-456-4566 in most Canadian provinces.—Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 9 Jan. 2023 Another example: One afternoon, health reporter Mark Johnson got a call from a doctor at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.—George Stanley, Journal Sentinel, 6 Jan. 2023
The siblings made sure their dad, and later their mom, didn’t go alone to doctor visits.—Dallas News, 18 May 2022 Because of Covid protocol, I wasn’t allowed to accompany my spouse to doctor appointments without special permission.—Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2022 Since her move, Newbaker has spent the bulk of her days caring for her mother, making meals, moving her from her bed, assisting with hygiene, and taking her to doctor appointments.—Rebecca Gale, Fortune, 10 Nov. 2022 Now the will to spread false narratives skillfully online has spread to governments, and the technology to doctor photos and videos enables purveyors to make disinformation more believable.—David Bauder, Chron, 16 Oct. 2022 During the pandemic, people were not going to doctor’s offices.—Laura Johnston, cleveland, 16 Nov. 2022 Manfred was also asked about the increase in spin rate by pitchers, raising the question of whether pitchers are finding different ways to illegally doctor the baseballs.—Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 1 Nov. 2022 Now the will to spread false narratives skillfully online has spread to governments, and the technology to doctor photos and videos enables purveyors to make disinformation more believable.—David Bauder, Chron, 16 Oct. 2022 Stubblefield noted that two weeks ago - the most recently available data - most visits to doctor’s offices for influenza-like illnesses were among 5-24 year olds.—al, 24 Oct. 2022 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English doctour teacher, doctor, from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin doctor, from Latin, teacher, from docēre to teach — more at docile