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prepare
WordNet 2.0
  • make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
  • "Get the children ready for school!"
  • "prepare for war"
  • "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
  • undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
  • "She is training to be a teacher"
  • "He trained as a legal aid"
  • create by training and teaching
  • "The old master is training world-class violinists"
  • "we develop the leaders for the future"
  • arrange by systematic planning and united effort
  • "machinate a plot"
  • "organize a strike"
  • "devise a plan to take over the director''s office"
  • prepare for eating by applying heat
  • "Cook me dinner, please"
  • "can you make me an omelette?"
  • "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
  • to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery
  • "prepare a report"
  • "prepare a speech"
  • 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"
  • prepare (someone) for a future role or function
  • "He is grooming his son to become his successor"
  • "The prince was prepared to become King one day"
  • "They trained him to be a warrior"
prepare
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. 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.

    "Our souls, not yet prepared for upper light." -- Dryden.

    2. To procure as suitable or necessary; to get ready; to provide; as, to prepare ammunition and provisions for troops; to prepare ships for defence; to prepare an entertainment. Milton.

    "That they may prepare a city for habitation." -- Ps. cvii. 36

    Syn. -- To fit; adjust; adapt; qualify; equip; provide; form; make; make; ready.

  • 1. To make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion. "Bid them prepare for dinner." Shak.

    2. To make one's self ready; to get ready; to take the necessary previous measures; as, to prepare for death.

  • 1. Preparation. [Obs.] Shak.

 

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