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Meaning of PREPARE

Pronunciation:  pri'pehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make suitable for eating; of foods
  2. [v]  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"
  3. [v]  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"
  4. [v]  create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
  5. [v]  to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery; "prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"
  6. [v]  arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
  7. [v]  prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
  8. [v]  music: 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"
  9. [v]  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 is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: cook, devise, fix, gear up, get up, groom, machinate, make, organise, organize, ready, ready, set, set up, train, train
 See Also: alter, apprentice, brace, change, concoct, cook up, cram, create, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, crop, cultivate, devil, dispose, dress, dress out, drill, educate, fix, housebreak, initiate, instruct, keep, lard, lay, lay out, learn, mount, mount, pioneer, poise, precondition, precook, preserve, prime, put on, qualify, read, retrain, rough, rough in, rough out, sandwich, set up, socialise, socialize, sound, spatchcock, study, summerise, summerize, take, teach, toilet-train, transform, translate, whip up, whomp up, winterise, winterize, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pre*pare"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prepare?}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Preparing}.] [F. pr['e]parer, L. praeparare; prae
    before + parare to make ready. See {Pare}.]
    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
             Our souls, not yet prepared for upper light.
    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.
  2. \Pre*pare"\, v. i.
    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.
  3. \Pre*pare"\, n.
    Preparation. [Obs.] --Shak.