prepare

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prepare is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
prepare

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /pɹɪˈpɛː/
  • (US) IPA: /pɻiˈpɛ(ə)ɻ/, /pɻəˈpɛ(ə)ɻ/
  • (file)

Verb[change]

Plain form
prepare

Third-person singular
prepares

Past tense
prepared

Past participle
prepared

Present participle
preparing

  1. (transitive & intransitive) When we prepare something, we get it ready.
    The mother prepared food for the meal.
    We must hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

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