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prepare

pre·pare

prepare

 
 
pronunciation:
prih peIr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: prepared, prepares, preparing
definition 1: to make ready.
He prepared his house for guests by cleaning.
synonyms:
prime, ready
similar words:
arrange, break in, condition, equip, fix, make, qualify, set
definition 2: to make or put together from different parts.
The chef cut up the meat and vegetables that he needed to prepare the stew.
similar words:
concoct, fix, make, manufacture, produce
definition 3: to make things or oneself ready.
With a hurricane approaching, the town prepared for the worst.
similar words:
gear up, provide
derivations: prepared (adj.), preparer (n.)
Word Builder: prepare +
  • prepared1:
    already made.
  • prepared2:
    ready.
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