prepare [-d, -s] v

Fr. < L. præ, before + parāre, make ready.

  1. Fit; adapt; qualify; prime; educate; train; make ready.
  2. Create; make; design; invent; produce.
  3. Chart; sketch; outline; describe; [fig.] envision; teach; propose; purport; claim; write.
  4. Brace oneself for the inevitable; steel the emotions for approaching death of a loved one; embalm; preserve a body; make a body ready for burial.