Prepare Pre*pare", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prepare?}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preparing}.] [F. pr['e]parer, L. praeparare; prae before + parare to make ready. See {Pare}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To fit, adapt, or qualify for a particular purpose or condition; to make ready; to put into a state for use or application; as, to prepare ground for seed; to prepare a lesson. [1913 Webster]

Our souls, not yet prepared for upper light. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To procure as suitable or necessary; to get ready; to provide; as, to prepare ammunition and provisions for troops; to prepare ships for defence; to prepare an entertainment. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

That they may prepare a city for habitation. --Ps. cvii. 36 [1913 Webster]

Syn: To fit; adjust; adapt; qualify; equip; provide; form; make; make; ready. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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