pre·pare /prɪˈpær, ˈpɛr/
pre·pare /prɪˈpæ(ə)r, ˈpɛ(ə)r/ 及物動詞
Pre·pare v. i.
1. To make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion. “Bid them prepare for dinner.”
2. To make one's self ready; to get ready; to take the necessary previous measures; as, to prepare for death.
Pre·pare v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prepared p. pr. & vb. n. Preparing.]
1. To fit, adapt, or qualify for a particular purpose or condition; to make ready; to put into a state for use or application; as, to prepare ground for seed; to prepare a lesson.
Our souls, not yet prepared for upper light. --Dryden.
2. To procure as suitable or necessary; to get ready; to provide; as, to prepare ammunition and provisions for troops; to prepare ships for defence; to prepare an entertainment.
That they may prepare a city for habitation. --Ps. cvii. 36
Syn: -- To fit; adjust; adapt; qualify; equip; provide; form; make; make; ready.
Pre·pare, n. Preparation. [Obs.]
v 1: 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" [syn: fix, set
up, ready, gear up, set]
2: prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner,
please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast
for the guests, please" [syn: cook, fix, ready, make]
3: to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery;
"prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"
4: arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate
a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over
the director's office" [syn: organize, organise, devise,
get up, machinate]
5: 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" [syn: groom, train]
6: create by training and teaching; "The old master is training
world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the
future" [syn: train, develop, educate]
7: 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: 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" [syn: train]