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1. prepare

verb. ['priːˈpɛr'] make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • alter
  • summerise
  • set
  • cram
  • lay out
  • work
  • change
  • gear up
  • precondition
  • socialize
  • winterize
  • summerize
  • cultivate
  • prime
  • crop
  • winterise
  • provide
  • brace
  • set up
  • ready
  • mount
  • modify
  • poise

Antonyms

  • summerize
  • unwire
  • unlock
  • unpin

Etymology

  • preparer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Example sentences of the word prepare


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Old queens and colonies die off in late fall, while newly fertilized queens prepare to overwinter.

2. Verb, base form
Lamaze may not be able to prepare for complications that may arise.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Soften your hair with a natural oil, such as olive oil, to best prepare for cornrows.

Quotes containing the word prepare


1. Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.
- W. Clement Stone

2. Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
- Octavia Butler

3. In this world you've just got to hope for the best and prepare for the worst and take whatever God sends.
- Lucy Maud Montgomery

2. prepare

verb. ['priːˈpɛr'] prepare for eating by applying heat.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • concoct
  • scallop
  • create from raw material
  • dress
  • devil
  • keep
  • precook
  • cook up
  • flambe
  • put on
  • preserve
  • lard
  • dress out
  • deglaze
  • ready
  • make
  • escallop
  • whomp up
  • whip up
  • create from raw stuff

Antonyms

  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate

Etymology

  • preparer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. prepare

verb. ['priːˈpɛr'] arrange by systematic planning and united effort.

Synonyms

  • spatchcock
  • devise
  • organize
  • pioneer
  • embattle
  • mount
  • put on
  • sandwich
  • lay
  • organise
  • get up
  • set up
  • initiate

Antonyms

  • detach
  • worsen
  • break
  • deconcentrate

Etymology

  • preparer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. prepare

verb. ['priːˈpɛr'] to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery.

Synonyms

  • rough
  • make
  • create
  • rough out

Antonyms

  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise
  • destabilise

Etymology

  • preparer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. prepare

verb. ['priːˈpɛr'] educate for a future role or function.

Synonyms

  • develop
  • groom
  • qualify
  • discipline
  • check
  • condition
  • train
  • educate

Antonyms

  • transitivize
  • decontaminate
  • clean
  • unstring

Etymology

  • preparer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. prepare

verb. ['priːˈpɛr'] create by training and teaching.

Synonyms

  • toilet-train
  • develop
  • learn
  • housebreak
  • drill
  • build up
  • groom
  • teach
  • house-train
  • instruct
  • train
  • educate

Antonyms

  • dislodge
  • unhook
  • unbelt
  • unbuckle

Etymology

  • preparer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. prepare

verb. ['priːˈpɛr'] lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord.

Antonyms

  • demilitarise

Etymology

  • preparer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

8. prepare

verb. ['priːˈpɛr'] undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession.

Synonyms

  • apprentice
  • learn
  • study
  • groom
  • drill
  • develop
  • train
  • retrain
  • read
  • take

Antonyms

  • untie
  • unstaple
  • unbar
  • unzip

Etymology

  • preparer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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