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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
prepare (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to make ready beforehand for some purpose, use, or activity - prepare food for dinner
b) to put in a proper state of mind - is prepared to listen
2.
to work out the details of plan in advance - preparing a campaign strategy
3.
a) to put together - compound prepare a prescription
intransitive verb
b) to put into written form - prepare a report to get ready - preparing for a career
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
prepare (verb)
1.
to make ready in advance
SYNONIMS:
fit, fix, groom, lay, prep, ready
RELATED WORDS:
brace, fortify, gird, steel; batten, gather, gear up, mount; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, train, tutor; boot (up), prime; arrange, set, spread; arm, equip, forearm, furnish, outfit, provide, supply; incline, predispose; draft, draw up, frame; warm (up)
prepare (verb)
2.
to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function
SYNONIMS:
equip, fit, prepare, ready, season, train
RELATED WORDS:
accustom, adapt, adjust, condition, groom, habituate, shape, tailor; authorize, entitle; empower, enable; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, teach, tutor
prepare (verb)
3.
to put (something) into proper and usually carefully worked out written form
SYNONIMS:
cast, craft, draft, draw up, formulate, frame, prepare
RELATED WORDS:
fabricate, fashion, form, mold, sculpture, shape; couch, express, phrase, state, verbalize, word; author, indite, pen, write; conceive, concoct, devise; build, construct, make; assemble, compound, piece (together); redraft, reformulate, reframe
prepare (verb)
4.
to work out the details of (something) in advance
SYNONIMS:
arrange, blueprint, budget, calculate, chart, choreograph, design, frame, lay out, map (out), organize, prepare, project, scheme (out), shape, strategize (about)
RELATED WORDS:
conspire, contrive, devise, intrigue, machinate, plot, put up; concert, get up; draft, outline, sketch; aim, figure, have on, intend, mean; contemplate, meditate, premeditate
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