prepare

prepare
v
1. make ready, ready, Inf. prep; clear the decks, prepare for, make preparations for, prime, groom, get ready or set, Inf. square away, Archaic. boun; set up, fix up, arrange, order, put things in order, set one's house in order; lay the groundwork, set the stage, take steps, take the necessary steps, make provisions; draw the wagons tight, make all snug, batten down the hatches; Sl. psych oneself up, get up one's courage, Inf. gear oneself up, Inf. get oneself in gear, rev up one's engines, Literary. gird one's loins; warm up, rehearse, practice, get into shape or condition, whip into shape, tune up, Music. noodle; study, review, go over, read over, reread, do one's homework; brief, familiarize, train, teach.
2. outfit, accouter, equip, furnish, supply, provide, purvey; fit, fit out or up, rig, rig out or up, gear; array, deck, deck out, bedeck, caparison, trap; All Mil. arm, forearm, munition, Sl. heel, Archaic. harness.
3.(all of a meal) fix, make, do, cook, bake.
4. manufacture, make, produce, turn out; construct, erect, build, put up; forge, fashion, mold, form, shape, carve, chisel, sculpture; compound, combine, put together, concoct, mix up, whip up, cook up, brew; compose, work up, write up, make up, develop; devise, invent, contrive, fabricate, hatch, come up with, dream up, think up.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • préparé — préparé, ée (pre pa ré, rée) part. passé de préparer. 1°   Disposé. •   J ai vu tendre aux enfants une gorge assurée à la sanglante mort qu ils voyaient préparée, ROTROU St Genest, II, 7. •   Et quoique le bûcher soit déjà préparé, Le nom de la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • prepare — prepare, fit, qualify, condition, ready are comparable when they mean to make someone or something ready. Prepare is the most inclusive of these terms; it implies a process, often a complicated process, involving a making ready, a getting ready,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prepare — [prē par′, pripar′] vt. prepared, preparing [ME preparen < MFr preparer < L praeparare < prae , before (see PRE ) + parare, to set in order, get ready, akin to parere, to bring forth, bear (see PAROUS)] 1. to make ready, usually for a… …   English World dictionary

  • Prepare — Pre*pare , n. Preparation. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prepare — index arrange (plan), charge (instruct on the law), compile, conceive (invent), contrive, devise (invent …   Law dictionary

  • prepare — (v.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. preparer, from L. praeparare (see PREPARATION (Cf. preparation)). Slang shortening prep is from 1927. Related: Prepared; preparing …   Etymology dictionary

  • prepare — [v] make or get ready adapt, adjust, anticipate, appoint, arrange, assemble, brace, build up, coach, concoct, construct, contrive, cook, develop, dispose, draw up, endow, equip, fabricate, fashion, fill in, fit, fit out, fix, form, formulate,… …   New thesaurus

  • preparé — Preparé, [prepar]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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