The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

5 definitions found
 for prepare
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     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
        [1913 Webster]
              Our souls, not yet prepared for upper light.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
              That they may prepare a city for habitation. --Ps.
                                                    cvii. 36
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: To fit; adjust; adapt; qualify; equip; provide; form;
          make; make; ready.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To make one's self ready; to get ready; to take the
        necessary previous measures; as, to prepare for death.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prepare \Pre*pare"\, n.
     Preparation. [Obs.] --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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" [syn: 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" [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; "machinate
         a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the
         director's office" [syn: 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"
         [syn: prepare, groom, train]
      6: create by training and teaching; "The old master is training
         world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the
         future" [syn: 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" [syn: train,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  242 Moby Thesaurus words for "prepare":
     accommodate, accouter, adapt, afford, appoint, apprentice, arm,
     arrange, arrange for, assemble, author, bake, barbecue, baste,
     be about to, blanch, boil, brace, braise, break, break in, breed,
     brew, brief, bring up, broil, brown, build, cast, change,
     clear for action, clear the decks, clothe, coauthor, coddle,
     collaborate, compose, compound, concoct, condition,
     consider every angle, construct, contribute, cook, cook up, cram,
     create, cultivate, cure, curry, dash off, deploy, develop, devil,
     devise, discipline, dispose, do, do to perfection, donate, dower,
     dress, drill, editorialize, educate, elaborate, endow, endue,
     equip, erect, evolve, exercise, extrude, fabricate, fashion,
     fetch up, fill, fill up, find, fire, fit, fit out, fit up, fix,
     fix to, fix up, forearm, forge, form, formulate, fortify, foster,
     frame, free-lance, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, fudge together,
     fund, furnish, gear, get, get ready, get ready to, get set for,
     get up, ghost, ghostwrite, give, griddle, grill, groom,
     guard against, heat, hedge, heel, house-train, housebreak, improve,
     indite, invest, keep, knock off, knock out, lay by,
     leave out nothing, lick into shape, look out for, maintain, make,
     make arrangements, make available, make preparations,
     make provision for, make ready, make sure, make sure against,
     make up, man, manufacture, marshal, mature, mobilize, modify, mold,
     mould, munition, novelize, nurse, nurture, organize, outfit,
     oven-bake, overlook no possibility, pamphleteer, pan, pan-broil,
     parboil, patch together, piece together, plan, play safe, poach,
     practice, prearrange, predispose, prefabricate, prep, prepare food,
     prepare for, present, pretreat, prime, process, produce, provide,
     provide a hedge, provide against, provide for, put in order,
     put in shape, put in tune, put out, put to school, put together,
     put up, raise, ready, ready up, rear, recruit, reef down, rehearse,
     replenish, rig, rig out, rig up, roast, run up, saute, scallop,
     scenarize, sear, send to school, set up, settle preliminaries,
     shape, shirr, shorten sail, simmer, staff, steam, steel, stew,
     stir-fry, stock, store, strengthen, study, subsidize, supply,
     support, swot, take in hand, take measures, take precautions,
     take steps, tan, teach, throw on paper, toast, train, transform,
     treat, trim, try out, turn out, whip up, whomp up, write, yield

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229