Word of the Day: Prepare

pre-pare / pri-ˈper




  1. to put in a state of readiness

The way you prepare the bed, so shall you sleep.

Yiddish Proverb


  1. to put in a correct frame of mind

Prepare yourself for when the water comes up to your knees.

Congolese Proverb


  1. to plan ahead of time

Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

English Proverb


  1. of medicine, to compose or put together

One may prepare cough syrup from lemon juice, honey, and olive oil.

from ‘Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants’ by Christopher Martin Cumo, ?-


  1. to write out beforehand

In reviling, it is not necessary to prepare a preliminary draft.

Chinese Proverb