prepares

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Prepare \Pre*pare"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Prepare?}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preparing}.] [F. pr['e]parer, L. praeparare; prae before + parare to make ready. See {Pare}.]

1. 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.

Our souls, not yet prepared for upper light. --Dryden.

2. 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. --Milton.

That they may prepare a city for habitation. --Ps. cvii. 36

Syn: To fit; adjust; adapt; qualify; equip; provide; form; make; make; ready.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Prepare \Pre*pare"\, verb (used without an object)

1. To make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion. "Bid them prepare for dinner." --Shak.

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Prepare \Pre*pare"\, noun Preparation. [Obs.] --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

prepare

verb

1: 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" [syn: {fix}, {prepare}, {set up}, {ready}, {gear up}, {set}]

2: prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please" [syn: {cook}, {fix}, {ready}, {make}, {prepare}]

3: to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery; "prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"

4: arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office" [syn: {organize}, {organise}, {prepare}, {devise}, {get up}, {machinate}]

5: 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" [syn: {prepare}, {groom}, {train}]

6: create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future" [syn: {train}, {develop}, {prepare}, {educate}]

7: 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 training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid" [syn: {train}, {prepare}]


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