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  Definition of prepare
  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
  4. arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director''s office"
  5. prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
  6. to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery; "prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"
  7. 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"
  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"
Similar Words: fix, set up, ready, gear up, set, train, develop, educate, organize, organise, devise, get up, machinate, cook, make, groom

 

Hyponyms: socialize, socialise, provide, cram, precondition, fix, mount, set up, lay out, set, winterize, winterise, summerize, summerise, prime, cultivate, crop, work, brace, poise, apprentice, retrain, drill, housebreak, toilet-train, put on, lay, sandwich, spatchcock, preserve, keep, dress, dress out, devil, precook, whip up, whomp up, concoct, cook up, lard, rough in, rough, rough out, qualify, dispose

 

Grouped Verbs: train, develop, educate, groom, build up, make, discipline, check, condition

 

Derivational Morphology: set, readiness, ready, preparation, readying, preparedness, homework, prep, trainee, education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, educational activity, training, grooming, trainer, intrigue, machination, planner, contriver, deviser, devising, fashioning, making, organization, organisation, constitution, establishment, formation, cooking, cookery, cook, cooker

 

Anagrams: paperer

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 准备   Dutch: voorbereiden  
Finnish: valmistella   French: préparer  
German: vorbereiten   Hungarian: előkészíteni  
Italian: preparare   Japanese: 準備する  
Korean: 준비하다   Portuguese: preparar  
Russian: готовить   Spanish: preparar  
Swedish: förbereda  
 
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