• verb: to make (someone or something) ready for some activity, purpose, use, etc.
  • verb: to make ready beforehand for some purpose, use, or activity
  • often + 'for'
  • synonyms: provide, preparation, framed


  • We don't have much more time to 'prepare' ourselves 'for' their arrival.

  • They'll be arriving soon. We don't have much more time to 'prepare'.

  • He 'prepares for' games by studying tapes of the opposing team.

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Movie quotes

  • (..) told them about the WABAC? I was just getting to that. When I adopted Sherman, I vowed to be the best father I could be. To prepare him for all the wonders of the world, present and past. And so, Sherman inspired the greatest invention of my life... a time machine. (..)
    2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman