prepare

verb
ADVERB
adequately, properly
fully
carefully, meticulously, painstakingly

The lectures were carefully prepared.

busily, hastily, quickly

I was busily preparing a salad for the evening meal.

lovingly

the chicken casserole I had so lovingly prepared for her

mentally

How do you go about mentally preparing yourself for a project?

VERB + PREPARE
help (sb), help (sb) to
need to

Penn needs to prepare for a medical school interview.

fail to

He had failed to prepare adequately for the task before him.

be easy to, be quick to, be simple to

a meal that is very quick and easy to prepare

be designed to

The course is designed to prepare graduates for management careers.

PREPOSITION
according to

Just prepare according to package directions.

for

We all set about preparing for the party.

PHRASES
prepare for the worst

The family are preparing for the worst.

time to prepare (sth)

I haven't had time to prepare my arguments properly.

Prepare is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ambush, ↑banquet, ↑bath, ↑bill, ↑breakdown, ↑brief, ↑case, ↑casserole, ↑celery, ↑constitution, ↑contract, ↑copy, ↑dish, ↑dissertation, ↑document, ↑draft, ↑feast, ↑file, ↑fish, ↑food, ↑forecast, ↑fruit, ↑grill, ↑groundwork, ↑ingredient, ↑lecture, ↑lesson, ↑lunch, ↑manuscript, ↑memo, ↑memorandum, ↑paper, ↑paperwork, ↑plan, ↑questionnaire, ↑résumé, ↑recipe, ↑remedy, ↑report, ↑salad, ↑sauce, ↑schedule, ↑scheme, ↑script, ↑site, ↑snack, ↑soup, ↑statement, ↑statistics, ↑student, ↑summary, ↑syringe, ↑valuation, ↑way

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  • Prepare — Pre*pare , v. i. 1. To make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion. Bid them prepare for dinner. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make one s self ready; to get ready; to take the necessary previous measures; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prepare — [prē par′, pripar′] vt. prepared, preparing [ME preparen < MFr preparer < L praeparare < prae , before (see PRE ) + parare, to set in order, get ready, akin to parere, to bring forth, bear (see PAROUS)] 1. to make ready, usually for a… …   English World dictionary

  • Prepare — Pre*pare , n. Preparation. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • prepare — (v.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. preparer, from L. praeparare (see PREPARATION (Cf. preparation)). Slang shortening prep is from 1927. Related: Prepared; preparing …   Etymology dictionary

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