prepare

  • 1 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

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 Prepare — Pre*pare , n. Preparation. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    Law dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 preparé — Preparé, [prepar]ée. part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 12 prepare — ► VERB 1) make ready for use or consideration. 2) make or get ready to do or deal with something. 3) (be prepared to do) be willing to do. 4) make (a substance) by chemical reaction. DERIVATIVES preparer noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 prepare */*/*/ — UK [prɪˈpeə(r)] / US [prɪˈper] verb Word forms prepare : present tense I/you/we/they prepare he/she/it prepares present participle preparing past tense prepared past participle prepared 1) a) [transitive] to make something ready for use I was… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 prepare — pre|pare W1S1 [prıˈpeə US ˈper] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make something)¦ 2¦(make plans/arrangements)¦ 3¦(make something ready)¦ 4¦(make yourself ready)¦ 5¦(make somebody ready)¦ 6 prepare the way/ground for somebody/something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; :… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 prepare — pre|pare [ prı per ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to make something ready for use: I was asked to prepare a report for our next meeting. prepare something for someone/something: Wendy helped Karen prepare the room for their guests. a ) to make food… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 prepare — verb 1 MAKE STH READY to make something such as a machine, a place, or a piece of writing ready to be used: Mansell s team were up all night preparing the car for the race. | I d better go upstairs and prepare her room. | Have you prepared your… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 prepare — verb ADVERB ▪ adequately, properly ▪ fully ▪ carefully, meticulously, painstakingly ▪ The lectures were carefully prepared …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 prepare — [[t]prɪpe͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ prepares, preparing, prepared 1) VERB If you prepare something, you make it ready for something that is going to happen. [V n] Two technicians were preparing a videotape recording of last week s programme... [V n] On… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 prepare — preparer, n. /pri pair /, v., prepared, preparing. v.t. 1. to put in proper condition or readiness: to prepare a patient for surgery. 2. to get (a meal) ready for eating, as by proper assembling, cooking, etc. 3. to manufacture, compound, or… …

    Universalium

  • 20 prepare — v. 1) to prepare carefully, thoroughly 2) (D; intr., refl., tr.) to prepare for (she was prepareing for the examination; they prepared themselves for unpleasant news; she is prepareing a paper for presentation at the national meeting) 3) (E) they …

    Combinatory dictionary


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