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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Nous entendons souvent les phrases comme «univers envoyer des messages» ou «sérendipité» lorsque les gens décrivent un événement qui change la vie inattendue, ou une invention qui est arrivé de façon inattendue comme une conséquence totalement involontaire bien sûr par ailleurs normal d'actions. En tant que scientifique, je ne pense qu'aucune nouvelle invention qui se passe soit par la meilleure conception d'expériences ou de la chance coïncidence pris isolément. Une analyse plus approfondie révèle toujours que toute invention notable est souvent le résultat d'une réunion synergique de probabilité statistique avec la stratégie bien planifiée, à savoir qu'il est une combinaison de l'incertitude avec certitude qui se produit au bon moment dans le bon endroit. Que Louis Pasteur a déclaré correctement, le hasard ne favorise toujours que les esprits préparés. Donc à mon avis, vous devez garder votre esprit alerte, vif et bien préparé à tout moment tout en travaillant sur vos objectifs, parce que vous ne savez jamais quand sérendipité vous rendra visite, ou lorsque univers serait tapez sur votre épaule pour vous donner les signes fortuites. Seulement votre esprit préparé vous permettrait d'accueillir merveilleuse sérendipité dans votre vie, et de comprendre les signes subtils envoyés par univers.

  2. Chris McNair:

    We are grateful for the life and legacy of our father, he was a man who loved his family and this community. We ask for prayers and privacy as we prepare to lay him to rest.

  3. Kellyanne Conway:

    He's an unconventional candidate, and he's not going to prepare the way Hillary does, which is . . . locking her in a room and cramming her head with all those binders and getting the Hollywood types that she raised gazillions of dollars with in fundraisers.

  4. Sanjay Madan:

    People all around the world look different, they wear different kinds of clothes, prepare their food differently and speak different languages, but their hearts beat for the same emotions. This is the one and only universal human connection.

  5. Shani Tager:

    By insisting that the Australian government prepare a report within 18 months ... UNESCO has clearly shown that the Great Barrier Reef is not fine and is not safe in Tony Abbott's hands.

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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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