More definitions of "prepare":
- (verb): Undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession.
- (verb): Lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord.
Example: "Prepare the discord in bar 139"
- (verb): Arrange by systematic planning and united effort.
Synonyms: organize, organise, devise, get up, machinate
- (verb): To prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery.
Example: "Prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"
- (verb): Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.
Example: "Prepare for war"
Synonyms: fix, set up, ready, gear up, set
Famous quotes containing the word prepare:
“The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises.”
—Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)
“Our Lamaze instructor . . . assured our class . . . that our cervix muscles would become naturally numb as they swelled and stretched, and deep breathing would turn the final explosions of pain into manageable discomfort. This descriptions turned out to be as accurate as, say a steward advising passengers aboard the Titanic to prepare for a brisk but bracing swim.”
—Mary Kay Blakely (20th century)
“At the ramparts on the cliff near the old Parliament House I counted twenty-four thirty-two-pounders in a row, pointed over the harbor, with their balls piled pyramid-wise between them,there are said to be in all about one hundred and eighty guns mounted at Quebec,all which were faithfully kept dusted by officials, in accordance with the motto, In time of peace prepare for war; but I saw no preparations for peace: she was plainly an uninvited guest.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)