What is the meaning of prepare?


  • Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.
    • usage: "Get the children ready for school"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
  • Prepare for eating by applying heat.
    • usage: "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.
    • usage: "prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"
  • Arrange by systematic planning and united effort.
    • usage: "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
  • Educate for a future role or function.
    • usage: "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"
  • Create by training and teaching.
    • usage: "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
  • Lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord.
    • usage: "prepare the discord in bar 139"
  • Undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession.
    • usage: "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid"
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APAWordNet. (2010). prepare. Retrieved June 25, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/prepare/definitions/1303711
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MLAWordNet. "prepare" 23 October 2010. Web. 25 June 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/prepare/definitions/1303711>
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