Prepare Definition

Define what is Prepare?

1. gear up, prepare, ready, Set, fix, set up (verb)

make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.

  • Get the children ready for school!.
  • prepare for war.
  • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill.
Synonyms: gear up, ready, Set, fix, set up

alter, change, modify verb
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation.


socialise, socialize verb
prepare for social life.

provide verb
take measures in preparation for.

cram verb
prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam.

precondition verb
put into the required condition beforehand.

fix verb
kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study.

mount verb
fix onto a backing, setting, or support.

lay out, set up, Set verb
get ready for a particular purpose or event.

winterise, winterize verb
prepare for winter.

summerise, summerize verb
prepare for summer.

prime verb
insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing.

crop, cultivate, work verb
prepare for crops.

brace, poise verb
prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult.

2. ready, Cook, prepare, fix, make (verb)

prepare for eating by applying heat.

  • Cook me dinner, please.
  • can you make me an omelette?.
  • fix breakfast for the guests, please.
Synonyms: ready, Cook, fix, make

preserve, keep verb
prevent (food) from rotting.

dress out, dress verb
kill and prepare for market or consumption.

deglaze verb
dissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid and stirring.

escallop, scallop verb
bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top.

flambe verb
pour liquor over and ignite (a dish).

put on verb
put on the stove or ready for cooking.

Devil verb
coat or stuff with a spicy paste.

precook verb
cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long.

whip up, whomp up verb
prepare or cook quickly or hastily.

cook up, concoct verb
prepare or cook by mixing ingredients.

lard verb
prepare or cook with lard.

3. prepare (verb)

to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery.

  • prepare a report.
  • prepare a speech.

create, make verb
make or cause to be or to become.


rough, rough in, rough out verb
prepare in preliminary or sketchy form.

4. machinate, devise, prepare, organise, organize, get up (verb)

arrange by systematic planning and united effort.

  • machinate a plot.
  • organize a strike.
  • devise a plan to take over the director's office.

initiate, pioneer verb
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of.


put on, mount verb
prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance.

lay verb
prepare or position for action or operation.

set up verb
begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc..

sandwich verb
make into a sandwich.

spatchcock verb
prepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock.

embattle verb
prepare for battle or conflict.

5. groom, train, prepare (verb)

educate for a future role or function.

  • He is grooming his son to become his successor.
  • The prince was prepared to become King one day.
  • They trained him to be a warrior.
Synonyms: groom, train

educate verb
give an education to.


qualify, dispose verb
make fit or prepared.

6. train, educate, prepare, develop (verb)

create by training and teaching.

  • The old master is training world-class violinists.
  • we develop the leaders for the future.
Synonyms: train, educate, develop

instruct, Teach, learn verb
impart skills or knowledge to.


retrain verb
teach new skills.

drill verb
train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons.

house-train, housebreak verb
train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house.

toilet-train verb
train (a small child) to use the toilet.

7. prepare (verb)

lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord.

  • prepare the discord in bar 139.

sound verb
cause to sound.

8. train, prepare (verb)

undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession.

  • She is training to be a teacher.
  • He trained as a legal aid.
Synonyms: train

learn, study, read, take verb
be a student of a certain subject.


apprentice verb
be or work as an apprentice.

retrain verb
train again.

drill verb
undergo military training or do military exercises.

Nearby Terms

prepare for (verb)
prepare mentally or emotionally for something unpleasant

prepared (adjective)
made ready or fit or suitable beforehand

preparedness (noun)
the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)

prepay (verb)
pay for something before receiving it

prepayment (noun)
payment in advance

preponderance (noun)
superiority in power or influence

preponderant (adjective satellite)
having superior power and influence

preponderantly (adverb)
much greater in number or influence

preponderate (verb)
weigh more heavily

preponderating (adjective satellite)
having superior power and influence

prepose (verb)
place before another constituent in the sentence

preposition (noun)
a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word

prepositional (adjective)
of or relating to or formed with a preposition

prepositional object (noun)
the object governed by a preposition

prepositional phrase (noun)
a phrase beginning with a preposition