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English

Etymology

From Middle French préparer, from classical Latin praeparāre ‘make ready in advance’, from prae- ‘pre-’ + parāre ‘make ready’.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to prepare

Third person singular
prepar

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to prepare (third-person singular simple present prepar, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make ready for a specific future purpose.
    We prepared the spacecraft for takeoff.
  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.
    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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