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Verb: prepare  pri'pehr
  1. Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    "prepare for war";
    - fix, set up, ready, gear up, set
     
  2. (of food) combine or process (e.g. heat) to make ready for eating
    "prepare me dinner, please";
    - cook, fix, ready, make
     
  3. Put together a text, either for written or spoken delivery
    "prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"
     
  4. Arrange by systematic planning and united effort
    "prepare a strike";
    - organize, organise [Brit], devise, get up, machinate
     
  5. Educate for a future role or function
    "The prince was prepared to become King one day";
    - groom, train
     
  6. Create by training and teaching
    "The old master is preparing world-class violinists";
    - train, develop, educate
     
  7. (music) 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. Undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
    "She is preparing to be a teacher";
    - train

Derived forms: prepares, preparing, prepared

Type of: alter, change, create, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, educate, initiate, instruct, learn, make, modify, pioneer, read, sound, study, take, teach