verb (used with object), pre·pared, pre·par·ing.
verb (used without object), pre·pared, pre·par·ing.
- preparatory school,
- prepared piano,
- prepatellar bursitis
Origin of prepare
Examples from the Web for prepare
Prepare a large bowl with water and ice along with a strainer.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hitchcock's going on about English pork butchers and how best to prepare pork cracklings.
One morning I arrive about nine to prepare for our morning meeting.
Prepare for takeoff, because quality vacation time will certainly boost your mood.
After all, you prepare your home, car, garden and other things for the seasonal change, so why not your body?
Brief time remains for thee to prepare for the impending stroke, to arrange thy affairs, and to take leave of thy friends.Egmont|Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Kedril begins to tremble in earnest, but his master does not lose courage, and orders him to prepare the supper.The House of the Dead or Prison Life in Siberia|Fyodor Dostoyevsky
You need not prepare me for the future, you bad boy: I resigned myself to "possibilities" some time ago.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
They asked the railway officers to prepare for the transport of an army corps of 30,000 men.The Rise of Rail-Power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914|Edwin A. Pratt
After being here confined three days, he was called up at midnight on the 18th and informed that he must prepare for a journey.The History of Napoleon Buonaparte|John Gibson Lockhart
Word Origin for prepare
mid-15c., a back formation from preparation and in part from Middle French preparer (14c.), from Latin praeparare "make ready beforehand" (see preparation). Related: Prepared; preparing. Be prepared as the Boy Scouts' motto is attested from 1911.