v. 把…准备好; 为…做准备; 预备饭菜; 调制
If you prepare something, you make it ready for something that is going to happen.
Two technicians were preparing a videotape recording of last week's programme...
On average each report requires 1,000 hours to prepare...
If you prepare for an event or action that will happen soon, you get yourself ready for it or make the necessary arrangements.
The Party leadership is using management consultants to help prepare for the next election...
President Castro has warned Cubans to prepare for a profound economic emergency...
When you prepare food, you get it ready to be eaten, for example by cooking it.
She made her way to the kitchen, hoping to find someone preparing dinner...
The best way of preparing the nuts is to rehydrate them by soaking overnight.
1. make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc;
2. prepare for eating by applying heat;
3. to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery;
4. arrange by systematic planning and united effort;
5. prepare (someone) for a future role or function;
6. create by training and teaching;
7. lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord;
8. undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession;
He had failed to prepare adequately for the task before him.
After the harvest, the peasants began to prepare the soil for seed.
Why don't you prepare it before hand?
You shouldn't have troubled yourself to prepare such a feast!
I have no idea about how to prepare those cuttlefish and lobsters.