present tense third-person singular of prepare

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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

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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

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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

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4 to work out the details of (something) in advance
  • preparing an escape route in case of a fire

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“Prepares.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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