verb (prepar, ing)
- (transitive) To make ready for a specific future purpose.
- We prepared the spacecraft for takeoff.
- (transitive) To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook.
- We prepared a fish for dinner.
- (intransitive) To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation.
- We prepared for a bumpy ride.
- (transitive) To produce or make by combining elements; to synthesize, compound.
- She prepared a meal from what was left in the cupboards.
Etymology: From Middle French préparer, from classical Latin praeparare, praeparÄre "make ready in advance", from prae- "pre-" + parare, parÄre "make ready".
- Dutch: voorbereiden
- French: préparer
- German: vorbereiten
- Italian: preparare
- Spanish: preparar
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