prepare

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/prɪˈpɛər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/prɪˈpɛr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pri pâr)

Inflections of 'prepare' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
prepares
v 3rd person singular
preparing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
prepared
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
prepared
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Verb: ready yourself
Synonyms:
prepare yourself, prep yourself, prep (informal), get ready, ready yourself, make yourself ready, get set, be ready, be prepared, brace yourself, steel yourself, get your house in order (informal)
Sense: Verb: plan or arrange
Synonyms:
plan , arrange , set up, make arrangements, make preparations, make provisions, put sth in order, elaborate , draw up, lay the groundwork, lay the foundations, devise , develop , contrive, clear the decks, get sth ready
Sense: Verb: practice
Synonyms:
practice , practise (UK), rehearse , warm up, exercise , train , work out
Sense: Verb: train others
Synonyms:
train , season , ready , groom , lick sb into shape (slang), get sb ready, prime , guide , coach
Sense: Verb: equip in preparation
Synonyms:
equip, outfit , fit out, fit , kit out, arm
Sense: Verb: cook food
Synonyms:
cook , make , fix , bake , cook up (informal), dress , oven-bake, roast , braise, boil , grill , toast , sauté, fry , steam , simmer

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