Prepare meaning

prĭ-pâr'
To make ready beforehand for a specific purpose, as for an event or occasion.

The teacher prepared the students for the exams.

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To make ready, usually for a specific purpose; make suitable; fit; adapt; train.
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Prepare is defined as to make ready, put together or provide with what is needed.

An example of to prepare is packing for a trip.

An example of to prepare is making breakfast.

An example of to prepare is getting a child the supplies they need for school.

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To make things ready.
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To put together or make by combining various elements or ingredients; manufacture or compound.

Prepared a meal; prepared the lecture.

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To fit out; equip.

Prepared the ship for an arctic expedition.

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To lead up to and soften (a dissonance or its impact) by means of preparation.
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To make things or oneself ready.

I must prepare for my trip.

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To make receptive; dispose; accustom.

To prepare someone for bad news.

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To equip or furnish with necessary provisions, accessories, etc.; fit out.

To prepare an expedition.

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To put together or make out of ingredients, parts, etc., or according to a plan or formula; compound.

To prepare dinner or a medicine.

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To use (a dissonant tone) in preparation.
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To make oneself ready.
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To make ready for a specific future purpose; to set up; to assemble.

We prepared the spacecraft for takeoff.

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To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook.

We prepared a fish for dinner.

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(intransitive) To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation.

We prepared for a bumpy ride.

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To produce or make by combining elements; to synthesize, compound.

She prepared a meal from what was left in the cupboards.

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(obsolete) Preparation.

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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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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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