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prepare

verb [I/T]  /prɪˈpeər/ us  
to make or get something or someone ready for something that will happen in the future: [T] Keane is preparing a film version of the play. [I] The Southeast prepared for the worst as the hurricane turned toward the Atlantic coast.
preparatory
adjective [not gradable]  /prɪˈpær·əˌtɔr·i, -ˈpeər-, ˈprep·ər·ə-, -ˌtoʊr·i/ us  
Plans for building a new school are under way, but so far only in the preparatory stage.
preparedness
noun [U]  /prɪˈpeər·ɪd·nəs/ us  
earthquake preparedness
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