HyperDic: prepare

English > 8 senses of the word prepare:
VERBchangeprepare, fix, set up, ready, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
creationprepare, cook, fix, ready, makeprepare for eating by applying heat
creationprepareto prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery
creationprepare, organize, organise, devise, get up, machinatearrange by systematic planning and united effort
socialprepare, groom, traineducate for a future role or function
cognitionprepare, train, develop, educatecreate by training and teaching
perceptionpreparelead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord
cognitionprepare, trainundergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
prepare > pronunciation
Soundspriypeh'r
Rhymesaffair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
English > prepare: 8 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example "prepare for war"
Synonymsfix, set up, ready, gear up, set
Narrowerbrace, poisePrepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
cramPrepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
cultivate, crop, workPrepare for crops
fixkill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
mountFix onto a backing, setting, or support
preconditionput into the required condition beforehand
primeinsert / insert a primer into (a gun / gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
provideTake measures in preparation for
set up, lay out, setGet ready for a particular purpose or event
socialize, socialisePrepare for social life
summerize, summerisePrepare for summer
winterize, winterisePrepare for winter
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishacondicionar, aprestarse, aprestar, disponerse, disponer, prepararse, preparar
Catalanaprestar, disposar-se, preparar-se, preparar
Adjectivespreparatory, preparativepreceding and preparing for something
Nounspreparationthe activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
preparationthe state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
English > prepare: 8 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningPrepare for eating by applying heat.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe chefs prepare the vegetables
Synonymscook, fix, ready, make
Narrowerconcoct, cook upPrepare or cook by mixing ingredients
deglazedissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid / liquid and stirring
devilcoat or stuff with a spicy paste
dress, dress outkill and prepare for market or consumption
flambepour liquor over and ignite (a dish)
lardPrepare or cook with lard
precookcook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long
preserve, keepprevent (food) from rotting
put onput on the stove or ready for cooking
scallop, escallopbake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top
whip up, whomp upPrepare or cook quickly or hastily
Broadercreate from raw material, create from raw stuffmake from scratch
Similar tomakeGather and light the materials for
Spanishcocinar, confeccionar, crear, formar, guisar, preparar
Catalanconfeccionar, coure, crear, cuinar, formar, guisar, preparar
Nounspreparationthe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
English > prepare: 8 senses > verb 3, creation
MeaningTo prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "prepare a report"
  • "prepare a speech"
Narrowerrough in, rough, rough outPrepare in preliminary or sketchy form
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Spanishpreparar
Catalanpreparar
English > prepare: 8 senses > verb 4, creation
MeaningArrange by systematic planning and united effort.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsorganize, organise, devise, get up, machinate
NarrowerembattlePrepare for battle or conflict
layPrepare or position for action or operation
mount, put onPrepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance
sandwichmake into a sandwich
set upBegin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.
spatchcockPrepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock
Broaderinitiate, pioneerTake the lead or initiative in
Spanisharticular, coordinar, idear, organizar, preparar
Catalanarticular, coordinar, idear, organitzar, preparar
Adjectivespreparativepreceding and preparing for something
English > prepare: 8 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningEducate for a future role or function.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example "The prince was prepared to become King one day"
Synonymsgroom, train
Narrowerqualify, disposemake fit or prepared
BroadereducateGive an education to
Similar todiscipline, train, check, conditionDevelop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice
train, prepareUndergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
train, develop, prepare, educatecreate by training and teaching
Spanishcapacitar, educar, entrenar, preparar
Catalancapacitar, educar, entrenar, preparar
Adjectivespreparatory, preparativepreceding and preparing for something
Nounspreparationactivity leading to skilled behavior
English > prepare: 8 senses > verb 6, cognition
Meaningcreate by training and teaching.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymstrain, develop, educate
Narrowerdrilltrain in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons
housebreak, house-traintrain (a pet) to live cleanly in a house
retrainteach new skills
toilet-traintrain (a small child) to use the toilet
Broaderteach, learn, instructImpart skills or knowledge to
Similar tobuild up, developchange the use of and make available or usable
prepare, groom, trainEducate for a future role or function
train, prepareUndergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
Spanishadiestrar, amaestrar, capacitar, educar, entrenar, formar, industriar, preparar
Catalancapacitar, educar, ensinistrar, entrenar, formar, instruir
Adjectivespreparatorypreceding and preparing for something
Nounspreparationactivity leading to skilled behavior
English > prepare: 8 senses > verb 7, perception
MeaningLead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"prepare the discord in bar 139"
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
BroadersoundCause to sound
Nounspreparation(music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord
English > prepare: 8 senses > verb 8, cognition
MeaningUndergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession.
PatternSomebody ----s to somebody
Synonymtrain
NarrowerapprenticeBe or work as an apprentice
drillUndergo military training or do military exercises
retraintrain again
Broaderlearn, study, read, takeBe a student of a certain subject
Similar toprepare, groom, trainEducate for a future role or function
train, develop, prepare, educatecreate by training and teaching
Spanishentrenarse, prepararse
Catalanentrenar-se, preparar-se
Adjectivespreparatorypreceding and preparing for something
Nounspreparationpreparatory school work done outside school / school (especially at home)

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