English definition of “prepare”
GET READY [I, T] › to get someone or something ready for something that will happen in the future: I haven't prepared my speech yet. They're preparing for the big match. We're preparing the students for their end-of-year exam. [+ to do sth] I was busy preparing to go on holiday.
prepare yourself › to make yourself ready to deal with a difficult situation: Prepare yourself for a shock. You should prepare yourself for a long wait.
FOOD [T] › to make food ready to be eaten: to prepare lunch