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Dictionary definition for: Prepare

1. (v) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

2. (v) prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

3. (v) to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery; "prepare a report" "prepare a speech"

4. (v) arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot" "organize a strike" "devise a plan to take over the director''s office"

5. (v) prepare (someone) 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"

6. (v) create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists" "we develop the leaders for the future"

7. (v) lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord; "prepare the discord in bar 139"

8. (v) 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"

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