Preparative to Presbyope

(Pre*par"a*tive) a. [Cf. F. préparatif.] Tending to prepare or make ready; having the power of preparing, qualifying, or fitting; preparatory.

Laborious quest of knowledge preparative to this work.

(Pre*par"a*tive), n.

1. That which has the power of preparing, or previously fitting for a purpose; that which prepares. "A preparative unto sermons." Hooker.

2. That which is done in the way of preparation. "Necessary preparatives for our voyage." Dryden.

(Pre*par"a*tive*ly), adv. By way of preparation.

(Pre*par"a*tor) n. [L. praeparator.] One who prepares beforehand, as subjects for dissection, specimens for preservation in collections, etc. Agassiz.

(Pre*par"a*to*ry) a. [L. praeparatorius: cf. F. préparatoire.] Preparing the way for anything by previous measures of adaptation; antecedent and adapted to what follows; introductory; preparative; as, a preparatory school; a preparatory condition.

(Pre*pare") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prepare ; p. pr. & vb. n. Preparing.] [F. préparer, L. praeparare; prae before + parare to make ready. See 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.

2. 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.

(Pre*pare") v. i.

1. To make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion. "Bid them prepare for dinner." Shak.

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

(Pre*pare"), n. Preparation. [Obs.] Shak.

(Pre*pared") a. Made fit or suitable; adapted; ready; as, prepared food; prepared questions. Pre*par"ed*ly adv. Shak.Pre*par"ed*ness, n.

(Pre*par"er) n. One who, or that which, prepares, fits, or makes ready. Wood.

(Pre*pay") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prepaid ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prepaying.] To pay in advance, or beforehand; as, to prepay postage.

(Pre*pay"ment) n. Payment in advance.

(Pre*pe"ni*al) a. (Anat.) Situated in front of, or anterior to, the penis.

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