1. [ verb ] make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Synonyms: set ready fix gear_up set_up

"Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

Related terms: change set_up mount fix cultivate precondition brace prime summerize provide cram socialize winterize preparation readiness set
2. [ verb ] (food) prepare for eating by applying heat
Synonyms: cook fix ready make

"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

Related terms: create_from_raw_material put_on preserve concoct precook devil whip_up lard make cooking
3. [ verb ] arrange by systematic planning and united effort
Synonyms: organize devise machinate organise get_up

"machinate a plot" "organize a strike" "devise a plan to take over the director's office"

Related terms: initiate lay set_up spatchcock mount sandwich organization constitution organization intrigue
4. [ verb ] to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery

"prepare a report" "prepare a speech"

Related terms: make rough_in
5. [ verb ] (education) prepare (someone) for a future role or function
Synonyms: train groom

"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"

Related terms: educate qualify train train discipline training
6. [ verb ] (education) create by training and teaching
Synonyms: train develop educate

"The old master is training world-class violinists "we develop the leaders for the future"

Related terms: teach drill toilet-train housebreak retrain develop train training education education education trainer trainee train
7. [ verb ] (food) make suitable for eating; of foods
Related terms: make translate rough_in dress preserve
8. [ verb ] 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"

Related terms: sound music
9. [ verb ] (education) undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
Synonyms: train

"She is training to be a teacher" "He trained as a legal aid"

Related terms: learn apprentice drill retrain train homework
Similar spelling:   prepared