Translation of "prepare" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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prepareverb [ I or T ]

uk /prɪˈpeər/ us /prɪˈper/

A2 to make or get something or someone ready for something that will happen in the future

准备,预备;把…准备好,使预备好
Have you prepared for your interview? 你作好面试的准备了吗?
She'll prepare the food ahead of time and freeze it. 她会提前准备好食物并冷冻起来。
This course prepares students for middle and senior managerial positions. 这门课旨在使学生在将来能够胜任中、高级管理职位。
[ + obj + to infinitive ] Are the players mentally and physically prepared to play a tough game? 运动员们是否已经在思想上和体能上对这场艰苦的比赛作好了准备?
The meal took two hours to prepare. 准备这顿饭花了两个小时。

B1 to expect that something will happen and to be ready for it

(在思想上或心理上)作好准备;防范
[ + to infinitive ] It almost seems as if she is preparing to die. 看来她好像已经作好了赴死的准备。
You need to prepare yourself for a long wait. 你需要作好长时间等待的准备。

More examples

  • I was busily preparing for their arrival.
  • The sixth-form students are preparing to take their A levels.
  • I don't think you appreciate how much time I spent preparing this meal.
  • Flushed with success after their surprise win against Italy, Belgium are preparing for Saturday's game against Spain.
  • I hadn't prepared a speech so I just said a few words off the cuff.

(Translation of “prepare” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)