prepare meaning

EN[pɹɪˈpɛə] [pɹɪˈpɛɹ] [pɹəˈpɛɹ]
FR prépare

    Definition of prepare in English Dictionary

  • NounPREpré-
    1. OBS preparation.
    2. VerbSGpreparesPRpreparingPT, PPprepared
      1. VT To make ready for a specific future purpose; to set up; to assemble.
        1. We prepared the spacecraft for takeoff. ‎
      2. VT To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook.
        1. We prepared a fish for dinner. ‎
      3. VI To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation.
        1. As soon as Julia returned with a constable, Timothy, who was on the point of exhaustion, prepared to give over to him gratefully. The newcomer turned out to be a powerful youngster, fully trained and eager to help, and he stripped off his tunic at once.
      4. VT To produce or make by combining elements; to synthesize, compound.
        1. She prepared a meal from what was left in the cupboards. ‎
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The conference is coming up soon and she hasn't finished preparing her presentation for it yet.
        • The national anthem having been played, both teams took the field and prepared for play.
        • It is not uncommon on exam days for several students to malinger rather than prepare themselves.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Preparing for the worst, they put away food for the winter. ‎
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Unless otherwise mentioned, 25 ml of throat paint is to be prepared.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Nouns with unknown or uncertain plurals
        • Verbs
          • Intransitive verbs
            • Transitive verbs
          Related Links:
          1. en prepared
          2. en preparedness
          3. en preparer
          4. en prepares
          5. en preparest
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of prepare for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "prepare" is a noun, more specifically, a nouns with unknown or uncertain plural. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
          Difficultness: Level 1
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          Definiteness: Level 9
          Definite    ➨     Versatile