1. To fit, adapt, or qualify for a particular purpose or condition; to make ready; to put into a state for use or application; as, to prepare ground for seed; to prepare a lesson.
Our souls, not yet prepared for upper light. (Dryden)
2. To procure as suitable or necessary; to get ready; to provide; as, to prepare ammunition and provisions for troops; to prepare ships for defence; to prepare an entertainment.
That they may prepare a city for habitation. (Ps. Cvii. 36)
Synonym: To fit, adjust, adapt, qualify, equip, provide, form, make, make, ready.
Origin: F. Preparer, L. Praeparare; prae = before – parare to make ready.