Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prepare

8 senses of prepare

Sense 1
fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set -- (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")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
cook, fix, ready, make, prepare -- (prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please")
       => create from raw material, create from raw stuff -- (make from scratch)

Sense 3
prepare -- (to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery; "prepare a report"; "prepare a speech")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 4
organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate -- (arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office")
       => initiate, pioneer -- (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants")

Sense 5
prepare, groom, train -- (educate 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")
       => educate -- (give an education to; "We must educate our youngsters better")

Sense 6
train, develop, prepare, educate -- (create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future")
       => teach, learn, instruct -- (impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat")

Sense 7
prepare -- (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")
       => sound -- (cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note")

Sense 8
train, prepare -- (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")
       => learn, study, read, take -- (be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam")

Antonyms of adj prepared

3 senses of prepared

Sense 1
prepared (vs. unprepared) -- (made ready or fit or suitable beforehand; "a prepared statement"; "be prepared for emergencies")

unprepared (vs. prepared) -- (without preparation; not prepared for; "unprepared remarks"; "the shock was unprepared"; "our treaty makers approached their immensely difficult problems unprepared"- R.E.Danielson)
        => ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, unrehearsed -- (with little or no preparation or forethought; "his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment"; "an extemporaneous piano recital"; "an extemporary lecture"; "an extempore skit"; "an impromptu speech"; "offhand excuses"; "trying to sound offhanded and reassuring"; "an off-the-cuff toast"; "a few unrehearsed comments")
        => spur-of-the-moment -- (in response to an unforeseen need; "a spur-of-the-moment party")

Sense 2
disposed (predicate), fain, inclined (predicate), prepared -- (having made preparations; "prepared to take risks")

INDIRECT (VIA willing) -> unwilling -- (not disposed or inclined toward; "an unwilling assistant"; "unwilling to face facts")

Sense 3
prepared -- (equipped or prepared with necessary intellectual resources; "graduates well equipped to handle such problems"; "equipped to be a scholar")

INDIRECT (VIA equipped) -> unequipped -- (without necessary physical or intellectual equipment; "guerrillas unequipped for a pitched battle"; "unequipped for jobs in a modern technological society")

Similarity of adj prepared

3 senses of prepared

Sense 1
prepared (vs. unprepared) -- (made ready or fit or suitable beforehand; "a prepared statement"; "be prepared for emergencies")
       => braced -- (positioned so as to be ready for confrontation or danger; "he stood to attention with his shoulders braced")
       => embattled -- (prepared for battle; "an embattled city")
       => equipped, fitted out (predicate) -- (prepared with proper equipment; "equipped for service in the Arctic")
       => oven-ready -- (prepared before sale and ready to be cooked)
       => preconditioned -- (having already been put into a suitable condition; "a surface preconditioned to receive paint"; "customers preconditioned to buy a product")
       => precooked -- (cooked partially or completely beforehand; "frozen precooked meals from the supermarket")
       => processed -- (subjected to a special process or treatment; "prepared ergot"; "processed cheeses are easy to spread")
       => ready -- (made suitable and available for immediate use; "dinner is ready")
       => spread -- (prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; "a table spread with food")
       => up (predicate) -- ((usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness; "he was up on his homework"; "had to be up for the game")
          Also See-> ready#1

Sense 2
disposed (predicate), fain, inclined (predicate), prepared -- (having made preparations; "prepared to take risks")
       => willing (vs. unwilling) -- (disposed or inclined toward; "a willing participant"; "willing helpers")

Sense 3
prepared -- (equipped or prepared with necessary intellectual resources; "graduates well equipped to handle such problems"; "equipped to be a scholar")
       => equipped (vs. unequipped), equipt -- (provided or fitted out with what is necessary or useful or appropriate; "a well equipped playground"; "a ship equipped with every mechanical aid to navigation")

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