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Prepares

prepare

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.


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