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·pared a. Made fit or suitable; adapted; ready; as, prepared food; prepared questions. -- Pre*par*ed*ly adv. --Shak. -- Pre*par*ed*ness, n.
adj 1: made ready or fit or suitable beforehand; "a prepared
statement"; "be prepared for emergencies" [ant: unprepared]
2: having made preparations; "prepared to take risks" [syn: disposed(p),
3: equipped or prepared with necessary intellectual resources;
"graduates well equipped to handle such problems";
"equipped to be a scholar"