Prepare

Definition of Prepare

Pre`pare´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Prepare ; p. pr. & vb. n. Preparing.]
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
v. i.1.To make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion.
2.To make one's self ready; to get ready; to take the necessary previous measures; as, to prepare for death.
n.1.Preparation.

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