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English verb: prepare

1. prepare (change) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

SamplesGet the children ready for school!.
Prepare for war.
I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill.

Synonymsfix, gear up, ready, set, set up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)brace, cram, crop, cultivate, fix, lay out, mount, poise, precondition, prime, provide, set, set up, socialise, socialize, summerise, summerize, winterise, winterize, work

2. prepare (creation) prepare for eating by applying heat

SamplesCook me dinner, please.
Can you make me an omelette?.
Fix breakfast for the guests, please.

ExamplesThe chefs prepare the vegetables

Synonymscook, fix, make, ready

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create from raw material, create from raw stuff

Narrower (hyponym)concoct, cook up, deglaze, devil, dress, dress out, escallop, flambe, keep, lard, precook, preserve, put on, scallop, whip up, whomp up

Verb groupmake

3. prepare (creation) to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery

SamplesPrepare a report.
Prepare a speech.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make

Narrower (hyponym)rough, rough in, rough out

4. prepare (creation) arrange by systematic planning and united effort

SamplesMachinate a plot.
Organize a strike.
Devise a plan to take over the director's office.

Synonymsdevise, get up, machinate, organise, organize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer

Narrower (hyponym)embattle, lay, mount, put on, sandwich, set up, spatchcock

5. prepare (social) educate for a future role or function

SamplesHe is grooming his son to become his successor.
The prince was prepared to become King one day.
They trained him to be a warrior.

Synonymsgroom, train

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)educate

Narrower (hyponym)dispose, qualify

Verb groupcheck, condition, develop, discipline, educate, prepare, prepare, train, train, train

6. prepare (cognition) create by training and teaching

SamplesThe old master is training world-class violinists.
We develop the leaders for the future.

Synonymsdevelop, educate, train

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)instruct, learn, teach

Narrower (hyponym)drill, house-train, housebreak, retrain, toilet-train

Verb groupbuild up, develop, groom, prepare, prepare, train, train

7. prepare (perception) lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord

SamplesPrepare the discord in bar 139.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)sound

Domain categorymusic

8. prepare (cognition) undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession

SamplesShe is training to be a teacher.
He trained as a legal aid.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)learn, read, study, take

Narrower (hyponym)apprentice, drill, retrain

Verb groupdevelop, educate, groom, prepare, prepare, train, train

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