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): Prepare (someone) for a future role or function.
    Synonyms: groom, train
  • (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
  • (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:

    You want to prepare your child to think as he gets older. You want him to be critical in his judgments. Teaching a child, by your example, that there’s never any room for negotiating or making choices in life may suggest that you expect blind obedience—but it won’t help him in the long run to be discriminating in choices and thinking.
    Lawrence Balter (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)

    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)