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prepare

pre·pare

prepare

 
pronunciation:
prih peIr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prepared, prepares, preparing
definition 1: to make ready.
The servants prepared the dining room for the evening meal.The editor is preparing the manuscript for publication.With great determination, she prepared the students to do well on the exam.
synonyms:
prime, ready
similar words:
arrange, break in, condition, equip, fix, get, lay, make, mount, prep, qualify, set
definition 2: to make or manufacture by combining various elements.
When I prepare Thanksgiving dinner, I'm in the kitchen all day long.
similar words:
blend, concoct, fabricate, fix, make, manufacture, process, produce, whip up
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make things or oneself ready.
The situation is serious, and we should prepare for the worst.She was preparing to leave when the telephone rang.He knew how ill he was, and he was preparing to die.
similar words:
arrange, gear up, provide, psych up
derivations: prepared (adj.), preparer (n.)
Word Builder: prepare +
  • prepared1:
    already made.
  • prepared2:
    ready.
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