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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prepare  \Pre*pare"\,  v.  i. 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prepare  \Pre*pare"\,  n. 
  Preparation.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prepare  \Pre*pare"\,  v.  t.  [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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prepare 
  v  1:  make  ready  or  suitable  in  advance  for  a  particular  purpose 
  or  for  some  use  event,  etc  "Get  the  children  ready  for 
  school!";  "prepare  for  war"  [syn:  {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}] 
  3:  to  prepare  verbally,  either  for  written  or  spoken  delivery; 
  "prepare  a  report";  "prepare  a  speech" 
  4:  arrange  by  systematic  planning  and  united  effort  [syn:  {organize}, 
  {devise},  {get  up}] 
  5:  prepare  for  a  future  role  or  function;  "He  is  grooming  his 
  son  to  become  his  successor"  [syn:  {groom},  {train}] 
  6:  prepare  for  a  future  task  or  career;  "I  am  training  young 
  minds";  "develop  leaders"  [syn:  {train},  {develop},  {educate}] 
  7:  make  suitable  for  eating;  of  foods 
  8:  undergo  training  or  instruction  [syn:  {train}] 




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