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prepare
American English: /prəˈpɛr/
British English: /prɪˈpɛː/

Translation of prepare in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (make ready)
    (room/equipment)
    preparar
    our teacher is preparing us for the exam
    la profesora nos está preparando para el examen
    I've been preparing myself for the interview
    me he estado preparando para la entrevista
    prepare yourself for a shock!
    ¡prepárate!
    I prepared myself mentally
    me preparé mentalmente
    to prepare the ground o the way for something
    preparar el terreno para algo
    Example sentences
    • The research team is currently preparing manuscripts for consideration.
    • Officials are currently preparing advice for consideration by the Government in the very near future.
    • As a result of those select committee considerations, reports are prepared that are tabled in the House.
  • 2 (make, put together)
    (speech/meal)
    preparar
    (report)
    redactar
    I'm preparing a paper for a conference
    estoy preparando un trabajo para un congreso
    prepared with the finest ingredients
    preparado con los mejores ingredientes
    Example sentences
    • Without a refrigerator or stove, and perhaps only a hot plate to prepare meals, food choices are expensive and generally not very nutritious.
    • The Meath man even showed his cooking skills when he prepared a meal for the judges in the early hours of Monday morning.
    • Reading food labels and preparing your own meals with herbs and spices instead of salt can make a big difference.
    Example sentences
    • I had prepared a few words for my 45-second statement, and one of the guys typed it into their system - I don't know what he made of it.
    • On this special occasion, the trimaran's skipper had prepared a few words in German for the local audience.
    • "Adolescents are not passive," the study author and sociology professor said in a prepared statement.

intransitive verb

  • to prepare (for something)
    prepararse (para algo)
    I have to prepare for the exam
    tengo que prepararme para el examen

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