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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.


Synonymstrain


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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