What is prepare?

  • (verb): Prepare (someone) for a future role or function.
    Synonyms: groom, train
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "prepare":

  • (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
  • (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): To prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery.
    Example: "Prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"
  • (verb): Undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession.
    Synonyms: train

Famous quotes containing the word prepare:

    In two or three hundred years life on earth will be unimaginably beautiful, astounding. Man needs such a life and if it hasn’t yet appeared, he should begin to anticipate it, wait for it, dream about it, prepare for it. To achieve this, he has to see and know more than did his grandfather and father.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Someday soon, we hope that all middle and high school will have required courses in child rearing for girls and boys to help prepare them for one of the most important and rewarding tasks of their adulthood: being a parent. Most of us become parents in our lifetime and it is not acceptable for young people to be steeped in ignorance or questionable folklore when they begin their critical journey as mothers and fathers.
    James P. Comer (20th century)

    We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)