- to put in proper condition or readiness: to prepare a patient for surgery.
- to get (a meal) ready for eating, as by proper assembling, cooking, etc.
- to manufacture, compound, or compose: to prepare a cough syrup.
- Music. to lead up to (a discord, an embellishment, etc.) by some preliminary tone or tones.
- to put things or oneself in readiness; get ready: to prepare for war.
Origin of prepare
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Examples from the Web for preparer
We may well attribute more foresight to the preparer of dried Frogs and allow him to hang his animal a few inches off the ground.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
La maniere de se bien preparer à la mort, par M. de Chertablon.The Dance of Death
He had pricked before, now he stung; the singer of liberty had developed into a herald and preparer of the approaching revolution.
The turtle soup, flavored with aromatic herbs, often gained well-merited praises for its preparer, Neb.The Mysterious Island
The preparer takes full responsibility for his choice of arrangement.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica
Homer and Hesiod
- to make ready or suitable in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etcto prepare a meal; to prepare to go
- to put together using parts or ingredients; compose or construct
- (tr) to equip or outfit, as for an expedition
- (tr) music to soften the impact of (a dissonant note) by the use of preparation
- be prepared (foll by an infinitive) to be willing and able (to do something)I'm not prepared to reveal these figures
Word Origin and History for preparer
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.