- v make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
- v prepare for eating by applying heat
- v to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery
- v arrange by systematic planning and united effort
- v educate for a future role or function
The prince was prepared to become King one day
- v create by training and teaching
- v lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord
- v undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
- a made ready or fit or suitable beforehand
a prepared statement
be prepared for emergencies
- s having made preparations
prepared to take risks
- s equipped or prepared with necessary intellectual resources
- Gordon Brown in NDTV.com
It's obvious that we have a group of people, not just in this country but around the world, who are prepared to inflict maximum damage on civilians,said Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister.
- Benjamin Netanyahu in Telegraph.co.uk
I have been willing to meet Abu Mazen [the Palestinian president] from the first day of this government,he said at a Cabinet meeting before setting off for the United States. "The time has come for him to be prepared to meet with us,...
- Barack Obama in Jerusalem Post
I believe that the government of Israel is prepared to engage in such direct talks, and I commend the prime minister for that,Obama said. "I believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu wants peace. I think he's willing to take risks for peace."