prepare

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French preparer, from Classical Latin praeparāre (make ready in advance), from prae- (pre-) + parāre (make ready).

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prepare (third-person singular simple present prepares, present participle preparing, simple past and past participle prepared)

  1. (transitive) To make ready for a specific future purpose; to set up; to assemble.
    We prepared the spacecraft for takeoff.
    • Bible, Psalms cvii. 36
      that they may prepare a city for habitation
    • Dryden
      our souls, not yet prepared for upper light
  2. (transitive) To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook.
    We prepared a fish for dinner.
  3. (intransitive) To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, The China Governess[1]:
      As soon as Julia returned with a constable, Timothy, who was on the point of exhaustion, prepared to give over to him gratefully. The newcomer turned out to be a powerful youngster, fully trained and eager to help, and he stripped off his tunic at once.
    We prepared for a bumpy ride.
  4. (transitive) To produce or make by combining elements; to synthesize, compound.
    She prepared a meal from what was left in the cupboards.

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Noun[edit]

prepare

  1. (obsolete) preparation

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Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French préparer (prepare), from Latin praeparāre (make ready in advance), from prae- (pre-) + parāre (make ready).

Verb[edit]

prepare

  1. prepare

Portuguese[edit]

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prepare

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of preparar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of preparar
  3. first-person singular imperative of preparar
  4. third-person singular imperative of preparar

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Verb[edit]

prepare

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of preparar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of preparar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of preparar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of preparar.

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