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a prepared statement (=one that is prepared and then read out)
▪ His solicitor read a prepared statement on his behalf.
be willing/prepared/happy/ready to admit sth
▪ She was willing to admit that she’d made a mistake.
cook/prepare food
▪ I have to cook some food for this evening.
prepare a feast
▪ A catering company was hired to prepare the feast.
prepare a lesson
▪ The teachers spend a long time preparing their lessons.
prepare a report
▪ The surveyor will view the property and prepare a full report.
prepare/lay the ground (=to provide the situation or conditions in which something can develop successfully)
stand prepared/ready to do sth (=be prepared to do something whenever it is necessary)
▪ We should stand ready to do what is necessary to guarantee the peace.
write/draw up/prepare a draft (=write one)
▪ Always write a rough draft of your essay first.
▪ He drew up a draft of the club’s rules and regulations.
▪ Most men sported an absurd amount of lethal weaponry, which they were fully prepared to use.
▪ Jackson came over at once, armed with a fully prepared draft of a bill, which he read to the assembly.
▪ You've lost a close friend and however much you anticipated this, you can never be fully prepared for a bereavement.
▪ Intel is currently preparing fully functional samples of the chips for shipment to manufacturers in the second half.
▪ There are so many options prices vary, but Tony suggests a fully prepared Trakmeister car would start at around £14,000.
▪ Haig wisely refused to do this until he was fully prepared.
▪ This opportunity to file or publish modified accounts does not limit the requirement to prepare full accounts for the shareholders.
▪ He prepared an account of the will situation to break to her brutally.
▪ Films usually prepare four sets of accounts.
▪ Experienced researchers are wise to all the tricks used to camouflage a poorly prepared document, so do not encourage criticism.
▪ In the week before work began I prepared three documents.
▪ Now Mr Fallon is preparing a consultative document so the Churches can comment before the new rules for capital funding are finalised.
▪ As soon as you've completed your pre-completion agenda you should proceed to prepare all the documents listed under head 2 above.
▪ A certificate of judgement is still required, but see r 27 enabling judgment creditors to prepare documents for the court.
▪ Cheshire County Council has prepared two documents warning of the danger faced by Cheshire industry.
▪ Government requires the Council to prepare this important document.
▪ Sefa-Dedeh is now developing a simple process to prepare a high protein food from cereals and legumes.
▪ In the mill it; has prepared the brothers' food and its duty is now to serve in making their clothing.
▪ Supermarkets, specialty food shops, bakeries and caterers are sources of quality prepared foods.
▪ Having to prepare our food on a couple of electric rings was a challenge I enjoyed.
▪ His servant hastened to make all ready, build fires and heat water for the baths and prepare food.
▪ I prefer to prepare the food and I also like to serve the drinks.
▪ Evidently Minna was also hungry, because she prepared food for herself as well.
▪ Industry preparing for the Government legislation is luring inspectors away faster than they can be recruited to enforce it.
▪ There was talk of preparing an Ulster provisional government and creating an Ulster Volunteer Force.
▪ Ministers prepare for cuts Government ministers have been meeting to prepare major spending cuts ahead of Chancellor Clarke's Budget speech next month.
▪ A retraining package is already being prepared by government.
▪ In Opposition days, Heath the permanent secretary manqué set about preparing for government with a will.
▪ In fact, the new sciences are malting such an impact because two simultaneous developments have prepared the ground.
▪ If we are to achieve those in practice, we must first prepare the ground carefully.
▪ They're also prepared to do the ground spraying on short notice.
▪ Party insiders said the move was to help prepare the ground for him to eventually stand in place of John Hume.
▪ It is hoped that volunteers can start work on preparing the ground in a few weeks time.
▪ Jacques Chirac has openly attacked the government and prepared the ground for a single rightwing presidential candidate-himself.
▪ This year you must prepare the ground, sort out family relationships and establish a stronger material and financial base.
▪ By the time Eline came home at dinner time, Nina had prepared a meal of bread and cheese.
▪ She prepared the meals and pumped the water and drew t e baths and swept the rugs and made the beds.
▪ Cliff is only too pleased to prepare a celebratory meal for any special occasion.
▪ Yet these men not only prepared their own meals but they invited women to share the meals with them.
▪ She left the envelope on her dining table while she prepared her evening meal.
▪ One afternoon she realized that her friend was too weak to prepare his own meals.
▪ Women did their shopping, gossiped, then went home to prepare the Sunday meals for their families.
▪ Chris, for example, wants to be a chef and works for the dining services preparing meals.
▪ Your manager may ask your views when preparing the detailed operation plan for meeting targets in the year ahead.
▪ Members of the public would not need to prepare plans, construct prototypes or conduct tests.
▪ Each would prepare a business plan that included sales projections, budget requirements, and net profitability.
▪ Your views Many people have been involved in preparing the Community Care Plan.
▪ Unfriendly takeovers represent a constant threat to underperforming companies with ill prepared strategic plans.
▪ During my lessons that morning I prepared a plan of action.
▪ Do not, for example, equate time spent preparing plans with impact.
▪ BBut the administrators who prepared the report concluded that HMOs should not be singled out.
▪ The Giants would have to prepare a separate environmental report for their site.
▪ My boss hired two consultants to prepare a report.
▪ Meanwhile, the guardian ad litem appointed on behalf of the children was preparing her report.
▪ I prepared and presented reports to committees and worked in other departments such as planning and trading standards.
▪ An accountant friend is now helping him prepare the reports.
▪ This approach was extended to cover the activities of all works contractors who had to prepare detailed statements for discussion and approval.
▪ I prepared a brief statement which I instructed Mrs Metz to give out.
▪ Note that this aggregation applies whether or not the parent prepares consolidated financial statements.
▪ It needs to be taken into account when preparing the completion statement at completion.
▪ Phillips bravely read out the statement he had hastily helped David Howell prepare after training.
▪ Role models, as we have discussed, can be invaluable in helping you prepare your own road map.
▪ She had helped to prepare the table.
▪ Services to parents and teachers include providing requested information, duplicating materials, and helping plan and prepare teacher-made materials.
▪ Father Pat Day helped us to prepare through meditation, talking about the sacrament, and a service of Reconciliation.
▪ Separate versions of the software also are available at an additional charge to help you prepare your state income tax return.
▪ Party insiders said the move was to help prepare the ground for him to eventually stand in place of John Hume.
▪ But an editor can help prepare several dishes at once.
(be prepared to) go to the stake for/over sth
I'm not prepared to do sth
▪ I'm not prepared to let them take my business without a fight.
be prepared to do sth
▪ Griffiths was prepared to spend up to $500,000 to renovate the old theater.
▪ He was prepared to use force if necessary.
▪ The Pentagon is prepared to build an emergency camp for refugees.
▪ You'll never learn to speak another language unless you're prepared to make an effort.
▪ But, as a scientist, she was and is prepared to tolerate this drive while it lasts without satisfying it.
▪ He was prepared to talk with complete honesty about it.
▪ He was very busy but he was prepared to see me because Lynda had recommended me.
▪ It is very thorough but requires the user to be prepared to look in depth at each technical area of painting.
▪ My sister can never understand what I am prepared to do for her, for our welfare.
▪ Now sadder but wiser, we are prepared to admit that the implementation of curriculum change is a complicated business.
▪ Now, because she needed something from him, she was prepared to give in.
▪ Or be prepared to go home without it.
clear/pave/open/prepare etc the way (for sth)
▪ Earlier legislation paved the way by limiting the use of custody as a penalty for offenders under the age of twenty-one.
▪ He believes the Government has missed the opportunity to pave the way for badly needed investment.
▪ He gave as an example some of the early work in genetics which has paved the way for biotechnological developments.
▪ She would pave the way for a much more slender ideal: the flapper.
▪ Such developments are paving the way to rapprochement between conventional and complementary medicine.
▪ Was he paving the way for another referendum?
▪ When Ken wants to give his girlfriend a kiss he first calls in a construction team to clear the way.
ready cooked/prepared etc
▪ After the church service he was conducted to a house ready prepared, where a regal feast was laid before him.
▪ Anyone who has given online demonstrations and experienced systems breakdown, will appreciate the advantage of having alternative ready prepared demonstration material!
▪ Brownie albums were provided, with spaces ready prepared for slotting in a sequence of the snapshots.
▪ But fresh potatoes are less expensive than many of the dehydrated and ready prepared and frozen products.
▪ Freezer: Pack of steaks, beefburgers, fish-fingers, peas, runner beans, ready cooked curry meal, cod.
▪ Microwave combination ovens can successfully prime cook fresh and frozen foods and regenerate ready cooked dishes from chilled and frozen.
suitably dressed/prepared/equipped etc
▪ But one must be suitably dressed for a country visit and I had absolutely nothing fit to wear.
▪ They, too, regardless of the loss of their leader, were intent on being suitably dressed for Bank Holiday.
Prepare a vinaigrette dressing with olive oil, white wine vinegar, and mustard.
▪ Before you start painting, prepare the walls by cleaning them and filling any cracks.
▪ Brenda spent all day preparing the meal.
▪ He only had a few hours to prepare for the interview.
▪ I've been so busy that I've had no time to prepare.
▪ Maintenance staff are busy preparing the field for tomorrow's big game.
▪ Mrs Fujimoto prepared a delicious meal for them.
▪ Nothing could have prepared him for what he saw during the war.
▪ People on the island are preparing for another storm.
▪ Some French dishes take hours to prepare.
▪ The Americans are preparing two new satellites for launch.
▪ The company is preparing to expand its European network.
▪ The programs are aimed at preparing people who want to start up their own business.
▪ When they are not in the classroom, teachers spend much of their time preparing lessons.
▪ Each hotel prepares its own profit and loss account.
▪ His duties are to prepare the estimates of expenditure for all committees of the council after the council have formulated its policy.
▪ Its success is owed to the family that runs it with affection and pride, preparing traditional dishes with an easy perfection.
▪ Separate drills would have to be prepared to master each of the three clause types.
▪ These men and women had spent two weeks preparing for the big occasion, many taking unpaid leave from work.
▪ Your unconscious mind works out many of your conflicts in dreams, and generally prepares you for the challenges of the day.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Prepare \Pre*pare"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prepare?; p. pr. & vb. n. Preparing.] [F. pr['e]parer, L. praeparare; prae before + parare to make ready. See Pare.]

  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.

  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

    Syn: To fit; adjust; adapt; qualify; equip; provide; form; make; make; ready.


Prepare \Pre*pare"\, v. i.

  1. To make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion. ``Bid them prepare for dinner.''

  2. To make one's self ready; to get ready; to take the necessary previous measures; as, to prepare for death.


Prepare \Pre*pare"\, n. Preparation. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., a back formation from preparation and in part from Middle French preparer (14c.), from Latin praeparare "make ready beforehand" (see preparation). Related: Prepared; preparing. Be prepared as the Boy Scouts' motto is attested from 1911.


n. (context obsolete English) preparation vb. 1 (context transitive English) To make ready for a specific future purpose; to set up; to assemble. 2 (context transitive English) To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook. 3 (context intransitive English) To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation.

  1. v. make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill" [syn: fix, set up, ready, gear up, set]

  2. prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please" [syn: cook, fix, ready, make]

  3. to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery; "prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"

  4. arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office" [syn: organize, organise, devise, get up, machinate]

  5. prepare (someone) for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior" [syn: groom, train]

  6. create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future" [syn: train, develop, educate]

  7. lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord; "prepare the discord in bar 139"

  8. undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid" [syn: train]


Usage examples of "prepare".

Then supper was prepared sumptuously, and the new companion said unto the other, You ought to accompt me not onely your Captaine in robbery and fight, but also in pleasures and jolity, whereupon by and by with pleasant cheere he prepared meat, and trimming up the house he set all things in order, and brought the pottage and dainty dishes to the Table: but above all he plyed them wel with great pots and jugs of wine.

Should the Duke and Duchess have other intentions, but be ready to collaborate in the establishment of a good relationship between Germany and England, Germany is likewise prepared to co-operate with the Duke and to arrange the future of the Ducal couple in accordance with their wishes.

Necker, as usual, was better prepared to deal with the impossible accoustics in the 120-foot-long Salle des Menus Plaisirs.

In the end I prepared a book of charades and double acrostics, for the printing and binding of which Mrs.

After Seti came to the throne he continued Hotep in the advisership and prepared to reign happily.

What a wealth of relations, hints, and intuitions seemed to disclose itself, as soon as the Old Testament was considered allegorically, and to what extent had the way been prepared here by the Jewish philosophic teachers!

The first of the tactical bombardments by Allied heavy bombers, which henceforward were a marked feature, prepared the way.

As for the bishop, he was so upset that he let the typescript of his carefully prepared allocution flutter to the floor below, with the result that he was promptly reduced to a peroration in terms of embarrassed improvisation.

All-Soul, but dwelling within it and assuming body therein, while the others received their allotted spheres when the body was already in existence, when their sister soul was already in rule and, as it were, had already prepared habitations for them.

Prepare the eel according to directions previously given, cook in equal parts of white wine and water, seasoning with mace, pepper, nutmeg, cloves, sweet herbs, allspice, and salt.

Alice and Ambry, as it gave them opportunity to prepare for her party.

Garcia prepared a syringe of ampicillin and prayed to God for the souls of the monsters that could do this to another man.

In order to avoid chill and exposure, he was operated on in his old clothes, and while one limb was being amputated the other was being prepared.

I came prepared to annul this farce and send the chit back to Mull with a clear message for that Scottish ingrate who dares force his wishes over mine.

Monday As I prepared to host the bioterrorism roundtable in Nashville, a Florida man already had died of inhalational anthrax, and an assistant to NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw had been diagnosed with skin, or cutaneous, anthrax.