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PREPA'RE, v.t. [L. paro.]

1. In a general sense, to fit, adapt or qualify for a particular purpose, end, use, service or state, by any means whatever. We prepare ground for seed by tillage; we prepare cloth for use by dressing; we prepare medicines by pulverization, mixture, &c.; we prepare young men for college by previous instruction; men are prepared for professions by suitable study; holiness of heart is necessary to prepare men for the enjoyment of happiness with holy beings.

2. To make ready; as, to prepare the table for entertaining company.

3. To provide; to procure as suitable; as, to prepare arms, ammunition and provisions for troops; to prepare ships for defense.

Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him. 2 Sam.15.

4. To set; to establish.

The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens. Ps.103.

5. To appoint.

It shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. Matt.20.

6. To guide, direct or establish. 1 Chron. 29.

PREPA'RE, v.i. To make all things ready; to put things in suitable order; as, prepare for dinner.

1. To take the necessary previous measures.

Dido preparing to kill herself.

2. To make one's self ready.

Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. Amos.4.

PREPA'RE, n. Preparation. [Not in use.]




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PREPA'RE, v.t. [L. paro.]

1. In a general sense, to fit, adapt or qualify for a particular purpose, end, use, service or state, by any means whatever. We prepare ground for seed by tillage; we prepare cloth for use by dressing; we prepare medicines by pulverization, mixture, &c.; we prepare young men for college by previous instruction; men are prepared for professions by suitable study; holiness of heart is necessary to prepare men for the enjoyment of happiness with holy beings.

2. To make ready; as, to prepare the table for entertaining company.

3. To provide; to procure as suitable; as, to prepare arms, ammunition and provisions for troops; to prepare ships for defense.

Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him. 2 Sam.15.

4. To set; to establish.

The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens. Ps.103.

5. To appoint.

It shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. Matt.20.

6. To guide, direct or establish. 1 Chron. 29.

PREPA'RE, v.i. To make all things ready; to put things in suitable order; as, prepare for dinner.

1. To take the necessary previous measures.

Dido preparing to kill herself.

2. To make one's self ready.

Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. Amos.4.

PREPA'RE, n. Preparation. [Not in use.]


PRE-PARE, n.

Preparation. [Not in use.] – Shak.


PRE-PARE, v.i.

  1. To make all things ready; to put things in suitable order; as, prepare for dinner. – Shak.
  2. To take the necessary previous measures. Dido preparing to kill herself. – Peacham.
  3. To make one's self ready. Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. – Amos iv.

PRE-PARE, v.t. [Fr. preparer; It. preparare; Sp. and Port. preparar; from L. præparar; præ and paro; Russ. ubirayu; W. parodi. The L. paro is probably the Shemitic ברא, بَرَأ, to create or bring forth, coinciding with English bear; and from the L. are derived Fr. parer, Sp. and Port. parar, It. parare. The sense of prepare is derived from many kinds of actions. See ברא in the Introduction.]

  1. In a general sense, to fit, adapt or qualify for a particular purpose, end, use, service or state, by any means whatever. We prepare ground for seed by tillage; we prepare cloth for use by dressing; we prepare medicines by pulverization, mixture, &c.; we prepare young men for college by previous instruction; men are prepared for professions by suitable study; holiness of heart as necessary to prepare men for the enjoyment of happiness with holy beings.
  2. To make ready; as, to prepare the table for entertaining company.
  3. To provide; to procure as suitable; as, to prepare arms, ammunition and provisions for troops; to prepare ships for defense. Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him. – 2 Sam. xv.
  4. To set; to establish. The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens. – Ps. ciii.
  5. To appoint. It shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. – Matth. xx.
  6. To guide, direct or establish. – 1 Chron. xxix.

Pre*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. Dryden.

  2. To make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion.

    "Bid them prepare for dinner." Shak.
  3. Preparation.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  4. 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.

    Milton.

    That they may prepare a city for habitation. Ps. cvii. 36

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

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

PREPA'RE, verb transitive [Latin paro.]

1. In a general sense, to fit, adapt or qualify for a particular purpose, end, use, service or state, by any means whatever. We prepare ground for seed by tillage; we prepare cloth for use by dressing; we prepare medicines by pulverization, mixture, etc.; we prepare young men for college by previous instruction; men are prepared for professions by suitable study; holiness of heart is necessary to prepare men for the enjoyment of happiness with holy beings.

2. To make ready; as, to prepare the table for entertaining company.

3. To provide; to procure as suitable; as, to prepare arms, ammunition and provisions for troops; to prepare ships for defense.

Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him. 2 Samuel 15:1.

4. To set; to establish.

The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens. Psalms 103:19.

5. To appoint.

It shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. Matthew 20:23.

6. To guide, direct or establish. 1 Chronicles 29:18.

PREPA'RE, verb intransitive To make all things ready; to put things in suitable order; as, prepare for dinner.

1. To take the necessary previous measures.

Dido preparing to kill herself.

2. To make one's self ready.

Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. Amos 4:12.

PREPA'RE, noun Preparation. [Not in use.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

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