|1.||[ verb ] make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc|
|Synonyms:||set ready fix gear_up set_up|
"Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
|Related terms:||change set_up mount fix cultivate precondition brace prime summerize provide cram socialize winterize preparation readiness set|
|2.||[ verb ] (food) prepare for eating by applying heat|
|Synonyms:||cook fix ready make|
"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
|Related terms:||create_from_raw_material put_on preserve concoct precook devil whip_up lard make cooking|
|3.||[ verb ] arrange by systematic planning and united effort|
|Synonyms:||organize devise machinate organise get_up|
"machinate a plot" "organize a strike" "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
|Related terms:||initiate lay set_up spatchcock mount sandwich organization constitution organization intrigue|
|4.||[ verb ] to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery|
"prepare a report" "prepare a speech"
|Related terms:||make rough_in|
|5.||[ verb ] (education) 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"
|Related terms:||educate qualify train train discipline training|
|6.||[ verb ] (education) create by training and teaching|
|Synonyms:||train develop educate|
"The old master is training world-class violinists "we develop the leaders for the future"
|Related terms:||teach drill toilet-train housebreak retrain develop train training education education education trainer trainee train|
|7.||[ verb ] (food) make suitable for eating; of foods|
|Related terms:||make translate rough_in dress preserve|
|8.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||sound music|
|9.||[ verb ] (education) 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"
|Related terms:||learn apprentice drill retrain train homework|