Thesaurus: prepare Synonyms, prepare Antonyms
1 to make ready in advance I think I have prepared myself well for this challenge we prepared the classroom for the important visitors by getting rid of some unsightly clutter Synonyms fit, fix, groom, lay, prep, ready Related Words brace, fortify, gird, steel; batten, gather, gear up, mount; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, train, tutor; boot (up), prime; arrange, set, spread; arm, equip, forearm, furnish, outfit, provide, supply; incline, predispose; draft, draw up, frame; warm (up)
2 to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function basic training is intended to prepare raw recruits for active duty in the military Synonyms equip, fit, qualify, ready, season, trainRelated Words accustom, adapt, adjust, condition, groom, habituate, shape, tailor; authorize, entitle; empower, enable; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, teach, tutor
3 to put (something) into proper and usually carefully worked out written form the CEO asked his assistant to prepare a statement for the press Synonyms cast, craft, draft, draw up, formulate, frame, composeRelated Words fabricate, fashion, form, mold, sculpture, shape; couch, express, phrase, state, verbalize, word; author, indite, pen, write; conceive, concoct, devise; build, construct, make; assemble, compound, piece (together); redraft, reformulate, reframe
4 to work out the details of (something) in advance preparing an escape route in case of a fire Synonyms arrange, blueprint, budget, calculate, chart, choreograph, design, frame, lay out, map (out), organize, plan, project, scheme (out), shape, strategize (about)Related Words conspire, contrive, devise, intrigue, machinate, plot, put up; concert, get up; draft, outline, sketch; aim, figure, have on, intend, mean; contemplate, meditate, premeditate
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