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English Dictionary: prepare by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
prepare
v
  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"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): prepare, groom, train
  6. create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): train, prepare
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Prepare \Pre*pare"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prepare[?]}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Preparing}.] [F. pr[82]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 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. [bd]Bid them prepare for
            dinner.[b8] --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.
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