- 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"
- synonyms: train
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