More definitions of "prepare":
- (verb): To prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery.
Example: "Prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"
- (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): Undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession.
Famous quotes containing the word prepare:
“All the sciences are now under an obligation to prepare for the future task of philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the rank order of values.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“I wish you would moderate that fondness you have for your children. I do not mean you should abate any part of your care, or not do your duty to them in its utmost extent, but I would have you early prepare yourself for disappointments, which are heavy in proportion to their being surprising.”
—Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (16891762)
“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)