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Definition of propre

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1. prepare [ v ] make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Examples: "Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Emory_University 's Board_of_Trustees announced Friday that it was prepared to accept students of any race as soon as the state 's tax laws made such a step possible .

("National Affairs"...)

Armed with the Nixon opinion , the Senate liberals rounded_up their slim majority and prepared to choke_off debate on the filibuster battle this week .

(Robert Wallace, "This Is the Way It Came About"...)

They lacked time to prepare the Congo , as the_British and French had prepared their colonies .

They lacked time to prepare the Congo , as the_British and French had prepared their colonies .

(The New York Times,...)

The Twenty-second Soviet Communist_Party Congress opens in Moscow today in a situation contrasting sharply with the script prepared many months ago when this meeting was first announced .

Synonyms prepare set ready gear_up fix set_up Related Terms change set_up mount fix cultivate precondition brace prime summerize provide cram socialize winterize preparation readiness set

2. prepare [ v ] prepare for eating by applying heat
Examples: "Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

Used in print:

(Sports Age, 24:9...)

Because they prepare their own meals they also keep in their pockets a good portion of that $ 10.50 food bill along with most_of the tip money .

Synonyms prepare cook fix ready make Related Terms create_from_raw_material put_on preserve concoct precook devil whip_up lard make cooking

3. prepare [ v ] arrange by systematic planning and united effort
Examples: "machinate a plot" "organize a strike" "devise a plan to take over the director's office"

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

SEATO was steamed up and prepared contingency plans for coping_with the military losses in Laos .

(Saturday Review, 44: 15...)

In_addition to the interlibrary loan service and the children 's program , headquarters has a public_relations director who seeks to get wider grassroots support for quality library service in the county ; it prepares cooperative displays ( posters , booklists , brochures , and other promotional_material ) for use in member libraries ; it maintains a central exhibit collection to share displays already created and used ; and it publishes Sum and Substance , a monthly newsletter , which reports the system 's activities to the staffs and trustees of member libraries .

(Newark Evening News...)

The trustees will prepare an annual budget for the college and submit it to the board of school estimate .

(Julia Newman, "Travel and Camera USA"...)

For this reason , U._S._Camera has prepared this special U._S._A. vacation feature .

(Rhode Island Development Council. Annual Report 1960....)

In preparing the state guide plan , particular attention will be given means of strengthening the economy of the state through the development of industry and recreation .

Synonyms prepare organize devise machinate organise get_up Related Terms initiate lay set_up spatchcock mount sandwich organization constitution organization intrigue

4. prepare [ v ] to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery
Examples: "prepare a report" "prepare a speech"

Used in print:

(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

It should be possible to prepare very pure chlorine by oxidation of inorganic chlorides on a vacuum system followed by multiple distillation of the liquid .

Contrary to these expectations we have found it impossible to obtain the degree of reproducibility one would wish , even with extensive efforts to prepare especially pure reagents .

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

A summary of meteorite data , prepared by Whipple ( 1958 ) on the basis of photographic , visual , and radar evidence , is given in Table 5 - 1 .

Synonyms prepare Related Terms make rough_in

5. prepare [ v ] prepare (someone) for a future role or function
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

If the dance teachers of America make it their business to prepare their young charges for the gymnastics that must come some_day if our schools are really responsible , we will be that_much ahead .

They should know simple exercises that could prepare less fortunate children for the sports we will demand be taught .

These are beginnings , but correctly learned they prepare for satisfying and exciting stunts that can be performed by a strong , flexible body ( we are not talking of eccentric extremes ) .

Synonyms prepare train groom Related Terms educate qualify train train discipline training

6. prepare [ v ] create by training and teaching
Examples: "The old master is training world-class violinists "we develop the leaders for the future"

Used in print:

(Grants-in-Aid and Other Financial Assistance...)

To assist the States , therefore , in rehabilitating handicapped individuals , `` so that they may prepare for and engage in remunerative employment to the extent of their capabilities '' , the 83_rd_Congress enacted the Vocational_Rehabilitation_Amendments_of_1954 ( P._L. 565 ) .

Synonyms train develop educate prepare Related Terms teach drill toilet-train housebreak retrain develop train training education education education trainer trainee train

7. prepare [ v ] make suitable for eating; of foods

Used in print:

(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)

When he had given the call a_few moments thought , he went_into the kitchen to ask Mrs._Yamata to prepare tea and sushi for the visitors , using the formal English china and the silver tea_service which had been donated to the mission , then he went outside to inspect the grounds .

Synonyms prepare Related Terms make translate rough_in dress preserve

8. prepare [ v ] lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord
Examples: "prepare the discord in bar 139"

Synonyms prepare Related Terms sound music

9. prepare [ v ] undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
Examples: "She is training to be a teacher" "He trained as a legal aid"

Synonyms train prepare Related Terms learn apprentice drill retrain train homework

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