More definitions of "prepare":
- (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.
- (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"
Famous quotes containing the word prepare:
“If nations always moved from one set of furnished rooms to anotherand always into a better setthings might be easier, but the trouble is that there is no one to prepare the new rooms. The future is worse than the oceanthere is nothing there. It will be what men and circumstances make it.”
—Alexander Herzen (18121870)
“Every society consists of men in the process of developing from children into parents. To assure continuity of tradition, society must early prepare for parenthood in its children; and it must take care of the unavoidable remnants of infantility in its adults. This is a large order, especially since a society needs many beings who can follow, a few who can lead, and some who can do both, alternately or in different areas of life.”
—Erik H. Erikson (19041994)
“The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being fourof secondary importance is to prepare for being five.”
—Jim Trelease (20th century)