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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·pare /prɪˈpær, ˈpɛr/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pre·pare /prɪˈpæ(ə)r, ˈpɛ(ə)r/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·pare, n. Preparation. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]