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Definition 1: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc - [verb of change]

Samples where prepare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Get the children ready for school!
  • prepare for war
  • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

Synonyms for prepare in the sense of this definition

(prepare is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of prepare ) prepare for crops

"Work the soil" "cultivate the land"

(... is a kind of prepare ) insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing

"prime a cannon" "prime a mine"

(... is a kind of prepare ) prepare for summer

"summerize your car" "summerize a house"

(... is a kind of prepare ) prepare for winter

"winterize cars" "winterize your houses"

(... is a kind of prepare ) get ready for a particular purpose or event

"set up an experiment" "set the table" "lay out the tools for the surgery"

(... is a kind of prepare ) fix onto a backing, setting, or support

"mount slides for macroscopic analysis"

(... is a kind of prepare ) kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study

(... is a kind of prepare ) put into the required condition beforehand

(... is a kind of prepare ) prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam

(... is a kind of prepare ) take measures in preparation for

"provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"

(... is a kind of prepare ) prepare for social life

"Children have to be socialized in school"

(... is a kind of prepare ) prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

Definition 2: undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession - [verb of cognition]

Samples where prepare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is training to be a teacher
  • He trained as a legal aid

Synonyms for prepare in the sense of this definition

(prepare is a kind of ...) be a student of a certain subject

"She is reading for the bar exam"

(... is a kind of prepare ) be or work as an apprentice

"She apprenticed with the great master"

(... is a kind of prepare ) train again

"He is retraining to become an IT worker"

(... is a kind of prepare ) undergo military training or do military exercises

(prepare has a similar meaning as ...) create by training and teaching

"The old master is training world-class violinists" "we develop the leaders for the future"

(prepare has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 3: create by training and teaching - [verb of cognition]

Samples where prepare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The old master is training world-class violinists
  • we develop the leaders for the future

Synonyms for prepare in the sense of this definition

(prepare is a kind of ...) impart skills or knowledge to

"I taught them French" "He instructed me in building a boat"

(... is a kind of prepare ) teach new skills

"We must retrain the linguists who cannot find employment"

(... is a kind of prepare ) train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons

(... is a kind of prepare ) train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house

(... is a kind of prepare ) train (a small child) to use the toilet

(prepare has a similar meaning as ...) change the use of and make available or usable

"develop land" "The country developed its natural resources" "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"

(prepare has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(prepare has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 4: arrange by systematic planning and united effort - [verb of creation]

Samples where prepare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • machinate a plot
  • organize a strike
  • devise a plan to take over the director's office

Synonyms for prepare in the sense of this definition

(prepare is a kind of ...) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

(... is a kind of prepare ) prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance

"mount a theater production" "mount an attack" "mount a play"

(... is a kind of prepare ) prepare or position for action or operation

"lay a fire" "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"

(... is a kind of prepare ) begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.

"set up an election"

(... is a kind of prepare ) make into a sandwich

(... is a kind of prepare ) prepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock

"spatchcock a guinea hen"

(... is a kind of prepare ) prepare for battle or conflict

Definition 5: prepare for eating by applying heat - [verb of creation]

Samples where prepare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Cook me dinner, please
  • can you make me an omelette?
  • fix breakfast for the guests, please

Synonyms for prepare in the sense of this definition

(prepare is a kind of ...) make from scratch

(... is a kind of prepare ) prevent (food) from rotting

"preserved meats" "keep potatoes fresh"

(... is a kind of prepare ) prepare or cook with lard

"lard meat"

(... is a kind of prepare ) prepare or cook by mixing ingredients

"concoct a strange mixture"

(... is a kind of prepare ) prepare or cook quickly or hastily

(... is a kind of prepare ) cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long

"precook the rice"

(... is a kind of prepare ) coat or stuff with a spicy paste

"devilled eggs"

(... is a kind of prepare ) put on the stove or ready for cooking

"put on the tea, please!"

(... is a kind of prepare ) pour liquor over and ignite (a dish)

(... is a kind of prepare ) bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top

(... is a kind of prepare ) dissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid and stirring

(... is a kind of prepare ) kill and prepare for market or consumption

"dress a turkey"

(prepare has a similar meaning as ...) gather and light the materials for

"make a fire"

Definition 6: to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery - [verb of creation]

Samples where prepare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • prepare a report
  • prepare a speech

(prepare is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of prepare ) prepare in preliminary or sketchy form

Definition 7: lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord - [verb of perception]

Samples where prepare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • prepare the discord in bar 139

(prepare is a kind of ...) cause to sound

"sound the bell" "sound a certain note"

(prepare belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Samples where prepare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for prepare in the sense of this definition

(prepare is a kind of ...) give an education to

"We must educate our youngsters better"

(... is a kind of prepare ) make fit or prepared

"Your education qualifies you for this job"

(prepare has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(prepare has a similar meaning as ...) create by training and teaching

"The old master is training world-class violinists" "we develop the leaders for the future"

(prepare has a similar meaning as ...) develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

"Parents must discipline their children" "Is this dog trained?"

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