fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, setverb
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, prepareverb
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, machinateverb
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, trainverb
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, educateverb
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.
Etymology: 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.]
To create or make.
They did prepare the food in advance of the birthday party.Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020
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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
If you want to endure life, prepare yourself for death.
I always tell my patients to prepare for the worst-case scenario, which may involve having to stay three or four days in the hospital, or they could get out earlier, and then that would be even better.
Jayme was the target, the suspect had specific intentions to kidnap Jayme and went to great lengths to prepare to take her.
If you come across an unfamiliar ingredient, talk to a farmer who is selling it and ask him or her for advice on how to prepare it !
The president should bravely admit the obvious defeat of his recent six years of strategies and resign, this will quickly prepare the ground for taking office by a new government that is capable to control the country in this current critical situation.
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- حضر, جهزArabic
- падрыхтава́ць, рыхтава́ць, прыгатава́ць, гатава́цьBelarusian
- подго́твям се, подго́твям, приго́твямBulgarian
- připravit, chystatCzech
- tilberede, beredeDanish
- zubereiten, vorbereitenGerman
- προετοιμά, προετοιμάζωGreek
- pretigi, prepariEsperanto
- valmistautua, valmistella, valmistaaFinnish
- se préparer, préparerFrench
- הכין, התכונןHebrew
- तैयार करनाHindi
- felkészül, készül, előkészít, előkészül, elkészítHungarian
- պատրաստվել, պատրաստելArmenian
- preparare, prepararsiItalian
- 마견하다, 준비하다Korean
- gatavoties, gatavot, taisītLatvian
- taute, whakareri, takaMāori
- voorbereiden, preparerenDutch
- fazer, [[preparar]]-[[se]], prepararPortuguese
- pregăti, preparaRomanian
- подгото́вить, гото́виться, подгото́виться, пригото́вить, гото́витьRussian
- прѝправити, prìpraviti, припре́мити, spremiti, priprémiti, priréditiSerbo-Croatian
- pripraviť, pripravovaťSlovak
- pripraviti, pripravljatiSlovene
- sofra kurmak, hazırlamak, hazırlanmakTurkish
- готува́ти, підготува́ти, приготува́тиUkrainian
- تیار کرناUrdu
- chuẩn bịVietnamese
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