Pre*pare" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prepare (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Preparing.] [F. pr'eparer, L. praeparare; prae before + parare to make ready. See Pare.]

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.

Milton.

That they may prepare a city for habitation. Ps. cvii. 36

Syn. -- To fit; adjust; adapt; qualify; equip; provide; form; make; make; ready.

 

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Pre*pare" (), v. i.

1.

To make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion.

"Bid them prepare for dinner."

Shak.

2.

To make one's self ready; to get ready; to take the necessary previous measures; as, to prepare for death.

 

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Pre*pare", n.

Preparation.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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