What is the difference between prepare and prep?

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As verbs the difference between prepare and prep

is that prepare is to make ready for a specific future purpose; to set up; to assemble while prep is (informal) to prepare.

As nouns the difference between prepare and prep

is that prepare is (obsolete) preparation while prep is (countable) preparation.

prepare

English

Verb

(prepar)
  • To make ready for a specific future purpose; to set up; to assemble.
  • * Bible, Psalms cvii. 36
  • that they may prepare a city for habitation
  • * Dryden
  • our souls, not yet prepared for upper light
  • To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook.
  • To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=As soon as Julia returned with a constable, Timothy, who was on the point of exhaustion, prepared to give over to him gratefully. The newcomer turned out to be a powerful youngster, fully trained and eager to help, and he stripped off his tunic at once.}}
  • To produce or make by combining elements; to synthesize, compound.
  • Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that can take a following verb in its to + infinitive form. See

    Synonyms

    * (l), (l), (l), (l), (l)

    Noun

  • (obsolete) preparation
  • * 1595 , , IV. i. 130:
  • Go levy men, and make prepare for war;

    Anagrams

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    prep

    English

    Noun

  • (countable) Preparation.
  • (informal, countable) A student or graduate of a prep school, a preppy.
  • (British, uncountable) Homework, work set to do outside class time, used widely in public schools and preparatory schools but not state schools.
  • Verb

    (prepp)
  • (informal) To prepare.
  • Anagrams

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