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verb (prepar, ing)
  1. (transitive) To make ready for a specific future purpose.
We prepared the spacecraft for takeoff.
  1. (transitive) To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook.
We prepared a fish for dinner.
  1. (intransitive) To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation.
We prepared for a bumpy ride.
  1. (transitive) To produce or make by combining elements; to synthesize, compound.
She prepared a meal from what was left in the cupboards.
Etymology: From Middle French préparer, from classical Latin praeparare, praeparÄre "make ready in advance", from prae- "pre-" + parare, parÄre "make ready".


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