fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set(verb)
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"
cook, fix, ready, make, prepare(verb)
prepare for eating by applying heat
"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
"prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"
organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate(verb)
arrange by systematic planning and united effort
"machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
prepare, groom, train(verb)
educate 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"
train, develop, prepare, educate(verb)
create by training and teaching
"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
"prepare the discord in bar 139"
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"
To make ready for a specific future purpose; to set up; to assemble.
We prepared the spacecraft for takeoff.
To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook.
We prepared a fish for dinner.
To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation.
We prepared for a bumpy ride.
To produce or make by combining elements; to synthesize, compound.
She prepared a meal from what was left in the cupboards.
Origin: From preparer, from Classical praeparare, from prae- + parare.
to fit, adapt, or qualify for a particular purpose or condition; to make ready; to put into a state for use or application; as, to prepare ground for seed; to prepare a lesson
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
to make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion
to make one's self ready; to get ready; to take the necessary previous measures; as, to prepare for death
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prē-pār′, v.t. 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.—v.i. to get one's self ready: to put everything in proper order: to lead up to.—n. (Shak.) preparation.—adj. Prepared′, made ready, fit, or suitable: ready.—adv. Prepā′redly.—ns. Prepā′redness; Prepā′rer. [Fr.,—L. præparāre—præ, before, parāre, to make ready.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'prepare' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3286
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'prepare' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3654
Rank popularity for the word 'prepare' in Verbs Frequency: #207
The numerical value of prepare in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of prepare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- حضر, جهزArabic
- гатава́ць, прыгатава́ць, рыхтава́ць, падрыхтава́цьBelarusian
- подго́твям, приго́твям, подго́твям сеBulgarian
- připravit, chystatCzech
- tilberede, beredeDanish
- vorbereiten, zubereitenGerman
- προετοιμάζω, προετοιμάGreek
- prepari, pretigiEsperanto
- valmistaa, valmistautua, valmistellaFinnish
- préparer, se préparerFrench
- הכין, התכונןHebrew
- तैयार करनाHindi
- előkészít, készül, előkészül, elkészít, felkészülHungarian
- պատրաստվել, պատրաստելArmenian
- preparare, prepararsiItalian
- 마견하다, 준비하다Korean
- gatavot, gatavoties, taisītLatvian
- taute, taka, whakareriMāori
- prepareren, voorbereidenDutch
- preparar, [[preparar]]-[[se]], fazerPortuguese
- prepara, pregătiRomanian
- пригото́вить, гото́вить, подгото́виться, гото́виться, подгото́витьRussian
- prìpraviti, priréditi, priprémiti, прѝправити, припре́мити, spremitiSerbo-Croatian
- pripravovať, pripraviťSlovak
- pripraviti, pripravljatiSlovene
- hazırlamak, hazırlanmak, sofra kurmakTurkish
- готува́ти, підготува́ти, приготува́тиUkrainian
- تیار کرناUrdu
- chuẩn bịVietnamese
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