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Synonyms of prepare in English:


  • 1 I want you to prepare a plan of action for me
    make ready, get ready, put together, draw up, produce, arrange, develop, assemble, construct, compose, edit, devise, work out, think up, conceive, formulate, concoct, fashion, work up, lay
  • 2 the meal was easy to prepare
    cook, make, get, put together, assemble, muster, dish up, concoct, blend, infuse, brew
    informal fix, rustle up
    British informal knock up
  • 3 if you want peace, prepare for war
    get ready, make preparations, arrange things, make provision, get everything set, take the necessary steps, do the necessary, lay the groundwork, do the spadework, gear oneself up, gird up one's loins, fit oneself out, kit oneself out, rig oneself out, provide, arm oneself;
    face up to
    informal psych oneself up
  • 4 the top teams prepare for such an event all year
    train, get into shape, practise, exercise, warm up;
    get ready, get set
  • 5 we enable employees to prepare for exams
    study, work, do preparation, revise, do homework
    British informal swot
  • 6 this course is written specifically to prepare students for these exams
    instruct, teach, educate, coach, train, tutor, inculcate, groom, discipline, drill, prime, brief, guide, direct, put in the picture
  • 7 you must prepare yourself for a shock
    brace, make ready, tense, steel, steady, buttress, strengthen, fortify
    literary gird
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