Definition of prepare
- prepare food for dinner
- is prepared to listen
- preparing a campaign strategy
- prepare a prescription
- prepare a report
- preparing for a career
The teacher prepared the students for the test.
Your room is being prepared now and should be ready soon.
The nurses prepared the patient for surgery.
Farmers are busy preparing the soil for planting.
They'll be arriving soon. We don't have much more time to prepare.
We don't have much more time to prepare ourselves for their arrival.
She tried to prepare herself for bad news.
The sailors are preparing themselves for a long voyage.
The pharmacist prepared the prescription.
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: to make (someone or something) ready for some activity, purpose, use, etc.
: to make yourself ready for something that you will be doing, something that you expect to happen, etc.
: to make or create (something) so that it is ready for use
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an inn where caravans rest at night
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