Definition of Prepare

1. Verb. Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc. "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"




2. Verb. Prepare for eating by applying heat. "The chefs prepare the vegetables"; "Fix breakfast for the guests, please"

3. Verb. To prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery. "Prepare a speech"
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Specialized synonyms: Rough, Rough In, Rough Out

4. Verb. Arrange by systematic planning and united effort. "Devise a plan to take over the director's office"

5. Verb. Educate for a future role or function. "They trained him to be a warrior"
Exact synonyms: Groom, Train
Specialized synonyms: Dispose, Qualify
Related verbs: Train, Develop, Educate, Train, Check, Condition, Discipline, Train
Generic synonyms: Educate
Derivative terms: Grooming, Preparation, Preparative, Preparatory, Trainee, Trainer, Training

6. Verb. Create by training and teaching. "We develop the leaders for the future"

7. Verb. Lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord. "Prepare the discord in bar 139"
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Sound
Derivative terms: Preparation

8. Verb. Undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession. "He trained as a legal aid"
Exact synonyms: Train
Generic synonyms: Learn, Read, Study, Take
Specialized synonyms: Apprentice, Retrain, Drill
Related verbs: Develop, Educate, Train, Groom, Train
Derivative terms: Preparation, Preparatory, Trainee

Definition of Prepare

1. v. t. To fit, adapt, or qualify for a particular purpose or condition; to make ready; to put into a state for use or application; as, to prepare ground for seed; to prepare a lesson.

2. v. i. To make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion.

3. n. Preparation.

Definition of Prepare

1. Verb. (transitive) To make ready for a specific future purpose; to set up; to assemble. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To produce or make by combining elements; to synthesize, compound. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) preparation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prepare

1. to put in proper condition or readiness [v -PARED, -PARING, -PARES]

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Literary usage of Prepare

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1. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"prepare for Me the larger upper room furnished, and / will keep the Passover at thy house with my disciples.1 If thou wilt that I come unto thee and abide ..."

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