What does prepare mean?

Definitions for prepare
prɪˈpɛərpre·pare

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prepare.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. prepare(verb)

    to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery

    "prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"

  4. 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"

  5. 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"

  6. 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"

  7. prepare(verb)

    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. train, prepare(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. prepare(Verb)

    To make ready for a specific future purpose; to set up; to assemble.

    We prepared the spacecraft for takeoff.

    Etymology: From preparer, from Classical praeparare, from prae- + parare.

  2. prepare(Verb)

    To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook.

    We prepared a fish for dinner.

    Etymology: From preparer, from Classical praeparare, from prae- + parare.

  3. prepare(Verb)

    To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation.

    We prepared for a bumpy ride.

    Etymology: From preparer, from Classical praeparare, from prae- + parare.

  4. prepare(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prepare(verb)

    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

  2. Prepare(verb)

    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

  3. Prepare(verb)

    to make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion

  4. Prepare(verb)

    to make one's self ready; to get ready; to take the necessary previous measures; as, to prepare for death

  5. Prepare(noun)

    preparation

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prepare

    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. præparārepræ, before, parāre, to make ready.]

Editors Contribution

  1. prepare

    To create or make.

    They did prepare the food in advance of the birthday party.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prepare' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3286

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prepare' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3654

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prepare' in Verbs Frequency: #207

Anagrams for prepare »

  1. repaper

  2. paperer

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How to say prepare in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prepare in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prepare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of prepare in a Sentence

  1. United Nations:

    It was a successful mission following extensive coordination, now, we will prepare to honor our fallen before they continue on their journey home.

  2. Moody College of Communication:

    We are proud to welcome Matthew McConaughey to officially join our world-class faculty, matthew McConaughey cares deeply for our school and our students, and we are thrilled that Matthew McConaughey shares Matthew McConaughey time and talent to help prepare the next generation of media leaders and innovators.

  3. Zaini Abdullah:

    This experience reminds us that Indonesia is a place prone to natural disasters, we have to prepare when disaster comes, so we can mitigate it fast and right.

  4. Samuel Barrêto:

    We need to prepare ourselves for more drastic situations, we must learn to use water in a more rational, intelligent way.

  5. The White House:

    The Vice President recognized the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces over the past 18 months in Ramadi and elsewhere, the Vice President welcomed the Council of Minister's unanimous decision on May 19th to mobilize additional troops, honor those who have fallen, and prepare for counter-attack operations.

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Translations for prepare

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  • حضر, جهزArabic
  • гатава́ць, прыгатава́ць, рыхтава́ць, падрыхтава́цьBelarusian
  • подго́твям, приго́твям, подго́твям сеBulgarian
  • připravit, chystatCzech
  • tilberede, beredeDanish
  • vorbereiten, zubereitenGerman
  • προετοιμάζω, προετοιμάGreek
  • prepari, pretigiEsperanto
  • prepararSpanish
  • valmistaa, valmistautua, valmistellaFinnish
  • préparer, se préparerFrench
  • ullmhaighIrish
  • הכין, התכונןHebrew
  • तैयार करनाHindi
  • előkészít, készül, előkészül, elkészít, felkészülHungarian
  • պատրաստվել, պատրաստելArmenian
  • preparare, prepararsiItalian
  • 準備Japanese
  • 마견하다, 준비하다Korean
  • parōLatin
  • gatavot, gatavoties, taisītLatvian
  • taute, taka, whakareriMāori
  • prepareren, voorbereidenDutch
  • tilberedeNorwegian
  • przygotowaćPolish
  • preparar, [[preparar]]-[[se]], fazerPortuguese
  • prepara, pregătiRomanian
  • пригото́вить, гото́вить, подгото́виться, гото́виться, подгото́витьRussian
  • prìpraviti, priréditi, priprémiti, прѝправити, припре́мити, spremitiSerbo-Croatian
  • pripravovať, pripraviťSlovak
  • pripraviti, pripravljatiSlovene
  • förberedaSwedish
  • andaaSwahili
  • hazırlamak, hazırlanmak, sofra kurmakTurkish
  • готува́ти, підготува́ти, приготува́тиUkrainian
  • تیار کرناUrdu
  • chuẩn bịVietnamese
  • 准备Chinese

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