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Overview of verb prepare

The verb prepare has 8 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (45) fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set

(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. (15) cook, fix, ready, make, prepare

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

3. (8) prepare

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

4. (8) organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate

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

5. (5) prepare, groom, train

(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")

6. (2) train, develop, prepare, educate

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

7. prepare

(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. train, prepare

(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")


Overview of adj prepared

The adj prepared has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (14) prepared

(made ready or fit or suitable beforehand; "a prepared statement"; "be prepared for emergencies")

2. (1) disposed, fain, inclined, prepared

(having made preparations; "prepared to take risks")

3. prepared

(equipped or prepared with necessary intellectual resources; "graduates well equipped to handle such problems"; "equipped to be a scholar")

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