Prepare Definition

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To make ready, usually for a specific purpose; make suitable; fit; adapt; train.
Webster's New World
To make things ready.
Webster's New World
To make receptive; dispose; accustom.
To prepare someone for bad news.
Webster's New World
To equip or furnish with necessary provisions, accessories, etc.; fit out.
To prepare an expedition.
Webster's New World
To put together or make out of ingredients, parts, etc., or according to a plan or formula; compound.
To prepare dinner or a medicine.
Webster's New World

(obsolete) Preparation.

be prepared
  • To be willing (to do something):

    I am not prepared to defend him when I know he was wrong.

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Origin of Prepare

  • Middle English preparen from Old French preparer from Latin praeparāre prae- pre- parāre prepare, equip perə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French preparer, from Classical Latin praeparāre (“make ready in advance"), from prae- (“pre-") + parāre (“make ready").

    From Wiktionary

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