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, 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"

  2. 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"

  3. prepareverb

    to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery

    "prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"

  4. 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"

  5. 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"

  6. train, develop, prepare, educateverb

    create by training and teaching

    "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"

  7. prepareverb

    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, prepareverb

    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. prepareverb

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

    We prepared the spacecraft for takeoff.

  2. prepareverb

    To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook.

    We prepared a fish for dinner.

  3. prepareverb

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

    We prepared for a bumpy ride.

  4. prepareverb

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

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prepareverb

    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. Prepareverb

    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. Prepareverb

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

  4. Prepareverb

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

  5. Preparenoun

    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  

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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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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. Sigmund Freud, his essay on war & death:

    If you want to endure life, prepare yourself for death.

  2. Gregory Bernstein:

    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.

  3. Barron County:

    Jayme was the target, the suspect had specific intentions to kidnap Jayme and went to great lengths to prepare to take her.

  4. Del Coro.Buy:

    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 !

  5. Abdolreza Davari:

    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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Translations for prepare

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  • حضر, جهزArabic
  • падрыхтава́ць, рыхтава́ць, прыгатава́ць, гатава́цьBelarusian
  • подго́твям се, подго́твям, приго́твямBulgarian
  • připravit, chystatCzech
  • tilberede, beredeDanish
  • zubereiten, vorbereitenGerman
  • προετοιμά, προετοιμάζωGreek
  • pretigi, prepariEsperanto
  • prepararSpanish
  • valmistautua, valmistella, valmistaaFinnish
  • se préparer, préparerFrench
  • ullmhaighIrish
  • הכין, התכונןHebrew
  • तैयार करनाHindi
  • felkészül, készül, előkészít, előkészül, elkészítHungarian
  • պատրաստվել, պատրաստելArmenian
  • preparare, prepararsiItalian
  • 準備Japanese
  • 마견하다, 준비하다Korean
  • parōLatin
  • gatavoties, gatavot, taisītLatvian
  • taute, whakareri, takaMāori
  • voorbereiden, preparerenDutch
  • tilberedeNorwegian
  • przygotowaćPolish
  • fazer, [[preparar]]-[[se]], prepararPortuguese
  • pregăti, preparaRomanian
  • подгото́вить, гото́виться, подгото́виться, пригото́вить, гото́витьRussian
  • прѝправити, prìpraviti, припре́мити, spremiti, priprémiti, priréditiSerbo-Croatian
  • pripraviť, pripravovaťSlovak
  • pripraviti, pripravljatiSlovene
  • förberedaSwedish
  • andaaSwahili
  • sofra kurmak, hazırlamak, hazırlanmakTurkish
  • готува́ти, підготува́ти, приготува́тиUkrainian
  • تیار کرناUrdu
  • chuẩn bịVietnamese
  • 准备Chinese

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