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): 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): 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): 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:

    For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
    Bible: New Testament 1 Corinthians 14:8.

    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 (1689–1762)

    If nations always moved from one set of furnished rooms to another—and always into a better set—things might be easier, but the trouble is that there is no one to prepare the new rooms. The future is worse than the ocean—there is nothing there. It will be what men and circumstances make it.
    Alexander Herzen (1812–1870)