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Definitions of prepare

  1. To make all things ready: to take the necessary previous steps; to make one's self ready. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To make ready beforehand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To make ready, fit, or suitable; to provide, or fit out. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To make ready beforehand: to fit for any purpose: to make ready for use: to adapt: to form: to set or appoint: to provide: to equip. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To make ready beforehand; make ready. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To make or get things or oneself ready. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. make suitable for eating; of foods Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery; "prepare a report"; "prepare a speech" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To make one's self ready; to get ready; to take the necessary previous measures; as, to prepare for death. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To make ready; to provide; to procure as suitable; to appoint; to establish. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To make ready for some particular purpose or service; to fit; to adapt; to qualify; to equip; to put things in suitable order; to take the necessary preventive measures. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Prepared. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. PREPARER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Preparedly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for prepare

  1. " I must ask you to prepare for a journey," I said. – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  2. He returned to the kitchen to prepare some food. – The Beast of Space by F.E. Hardart
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