(noun, verb)


1. (obsolete) preparation


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

- prepare for war

Similar word(s): fix, ready, set

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

2. prepare for eating by applying heat

Similar word(s): cook, fix, make, ready

Definition categories: creation

3. to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery

- prepare a report

- prepare a speech

Definition categories: creation, create, make

4. arrange by systematic planning and united effort

Similar word(s): devise, machinate, organise, organize

Definition categories: creation, initiate, pioneer

5. educate for a future role or function

- The prince was prepared to become King one day

Similar word(s): groom, train

Definition categories: social, educate

6. create by training and teaching

Similar word(s): develop, educate, train

Definition categories: cognition, instruct, learn, teach

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

Definition categories: perception, sound

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

Similar word(s): train

Definition categories: cognition, learn, read, study, take

Sentences with prepare as a verb:

- We prepared the spacecraft for takeoff.

- We prepared a fish for dinner.

- We prepared for a bumpy ride.

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