prepare

To prepare means to get ready for something. When you prepare for a test, you'll get a better score than if you don’t.

Look at all the variations that you find with prepare. If you prepare yourself mentally for an experience, you sent you mind on it happening. If you're going to tell your family that you're moving out, you might want to prepare them by having them sit down. Are you prepared for their reaction? Are you prepared to defend your decision? You can prepare wood to be painted by cleaning and sanding it. And if you prepare dinner, you cook it.

Primary Meanings of prepare

1.
v
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
2.
v
prepare for eating by applying heat
3.
v
lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord
Full Definitions of prepare
1

v make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

prepare for war”
Synonyms:
fix, gear up, ready, set, set up
Types:
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socialise, socialize
prepare for social life
provide
take measures in preparation for
cram
prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
precondition
put into the required condition beforehand
fix
kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
mount
fix onto a backing, setting, or support
lay out, set, set up
get ready for a particular purpose or event
winterise, winterize
prepare for winter
summerise, summerize
prepare for summer
prime
insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
crop, cultivate, work
prepare for crops
brace, poise
prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
overcrop, overcultivate
to exhaust by excessive cultivation
nerve, steel
get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v arrange by systematic planning and united effort

Synonyms:
devise, get up, machinate, organise, organize
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mount, put on
prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance
lay
prepare or position for action or operation
set up
begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.
sandwich
make into a sandwich
spatchcock
prepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock
embattle
prepare for battle or conflict
rerun
rerun a performance of a play, for example
Type of:
initiate, pioneer
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

v to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery

prepare a report”
prepare a speech”
Types:
rough, rough in, rough out
prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become

v educate for a future role or function

“The prince was prepared to become King one day”
Synonyms:
groom, train
train
undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
develop, educate, train
create by training and teaching
check, condition, discipline, train
develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
Types:
dispose, qualify
make fit or prepared
habilitate
qualify for teaching at a university in Europe
capacitate
make capable
Type of:
educate
give an education to

v create by training and teaching

Synonyms:
develop, educate, train
build up, develop
change the use of and make available or usable
train
undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
groom, train
educate for a future role or function
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retrain
teach new skills
drill
train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons
house-train, housebreak
train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house
toilet-train
train (a small child) to use the toilet
Type of:
instruct, learn, teach
impart skills or knowledge to

v undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession

Synonyms:
train
develop, educate, train
create by training and teaching
groom, train
educate for a future role or function
Types:
apprentice
be or work as an apprentice
retrain
train again
drill
undergo military training or do military exercises
Type of:
learn, read, study, take
be a student of a certain subject
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v prepare for eating by applying heat

Synonyms:
cook, fix, make, ready
make
gather and light the materials for
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keep, preserve
prevent (food) from rotting
dress, dress out
kill and prepare for market or consumption
deglaze
dissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid and stirring
escallop, scallop
bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top
flambe
pour liquor over and ignite (a dish)
put on
put on the stove or ready for cooking
devil
coat or stuff with a spicy paste
precook
cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long
whip up, whomp up
prepare or cook quickly or hastily
concoct, cook up
prepare or cook by mixing ingredients
lard
prepare or cook with lard
freeze-dry
preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
conserve
preserve with sugar
dehydrate, desiccate
preserve by removing all water and liquids from
pickle
preserve in a pickling liquid
salt
preserve with salt
can, put up, tin
preserve in a can or tin
refrigerate
preserve by chilling
cure
prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve
corn
preserve with salt
Type of:
create from raw material, create from raw stuff
make from scratch
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v 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”
Type of:
sound
cause to sound

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