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prepare

 
Verb prepare has 8 senses
  1. 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"
    --1 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived forms: noun preparation4, noun preparation1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
    => Somebody ----s
  2. 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"
    --2 is one way to create from raw material, create from raw stuff
    Derived form: noun preparation8
    Sample sentence:
    The chefs prepare the vegetables
  3. prepare - to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery; "prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"
    --3 is one way to
    make, create
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. 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"
    --4 is one way to initiate, pioneer
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. prepare, groom, train - 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"
    --5 is one way to educate
    Derived form: noun preparation6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  6. train, develop, prepare, educate - create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
    --6 is one way to teach, learn, instruct
    Derived form: noun preparation6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  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"
    --7 is one way to
    sound
    Derived form: noun preparation5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  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"
    --8 is one way to learn, study, read, take
    Derived form: noun preparation7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s to somebody
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