The teacher prepared the students for the exams.
Prepared a meal; prepared the lecture.
To prepare someone for bad news.
To prepare dinner or a medicine.
To prepare an expedition.
An example of to prepare is packing for a trip.
An example of to prepare is making breakfast.
An example of to prepare is getting a child the supplies they need for school.
Prepared the ship for an arctic expedition.
I must prepare for my trip.
We prepared for a bumpy ride.
- To be willing (to do something):I am not prepared to defend him when I know he was wrong.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of prepare
- Middle English preparen from Old French preparer from Latin praeparāre prae- pre- parāre prepare, equip perə-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition