- vt. 准备；使适合；装备；起草
- vi. 预备；做好思想准备
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- prepare:  Latin parāre ‘make ready’ lies behind a wide range of English words, from apparatus and apparel to emperor and separate. It combined with the prefix prae- ‘before’ to produce praeparāre ‘make ready in advance’, adopted into English via Old French preparer.
=> apparatus, apparel, emperor, separate
- prepare (v.)
- mid-15c., a back formation from preparation and in part from Middle French preparer (14c.), from Latin praeparare "make ready beforehand" (see preparation). Related: Prepared; preparing. Be prepared as the Boy Scouts' motto is attested from 1911.
- 1. President Castro has warned Cubans to prepare for a profound economic emergency.
- 2. This delicious variation on an omelette is quick and easy to prepare.
- 3. Two leading law firms are to prepare legal actions against tobacco companies.
- 4. He watched the barman prepare the beer he had ordered.
- 5. Although this recipe looks long, it is actually very quick to prepare.
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