What is prepare?

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

Famous quotes containing the word prepare:

    There are women in middle life, whose days are crowded with practical duties, physical strain, and moral responsibility ... they fail to see that some use of the mind, in solid reading or in study, would refresh them by its contrast with carking cares, and would prepare interest and pleasure for their later years. Such women often sink into depression, as their cares fall away from them, and many even become insane. They are mentally starved to death.
    Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)

    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)

    Why not draft executive and management brains to prepare and produce the equipment the $21-a-month draftee must use and forget this dollar-a-year tommyrot? Would we send an army into the field under a dollar-a-year General who had to be home Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays?
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)