1. Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc (synset 200407168)
    "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
  2. Prepare for eating by applying heat (synset 201668067)
    "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
  3. To prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery (synset 201758079)
    "prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"
  4. Arrange by systematic planning and united effort (synset 201654986)
    "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
  5. Educate for a future role or function (synset 202392176)
    "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"
  6. Create by training and teaching (synset 200604693)
    "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
  7. Lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord (synset 202184359)
    "prepare the discord in bar 139"
  8. Undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession (synset 200604200)
    "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid"

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