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  1. [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: fix, set up, ready, gear up, set

  2. [verb] prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
    Synonyms: cook, fix, ready, make

  3. [verb] to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery; "prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"

  4. [verb] arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
    Synonyms: organize, organise, devise, get up, machinate

  5. [verb] prepare (someone) 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

  6. [verb] create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
    Synonyms: train, develop, educate

  7. [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"

  8. [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


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