1. To fit, adapt, or qualify for a particular purpose or condition; to make ready; to put into a state for use or application; as, to prepare ground for seed; to prepare a lesson.

"Our souls, not yet prepared for upper light." (Dryden)

2. To procure as suitable or necessary; to get ready; to provide; as, to prepare ammunition and provisions for troops; to prepare ships for defence; to prepare an entertainment.

"That they may prepare a city for habitation." (Ps. Cvii. 36)

Synonyms: To fit, adjust, adapt, qualify, equip, provide, form, make, make, ready.

Origin: F. Preparer, L. Praeparare; prae = before + parare to make ready.

(01 Mar 1998)

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