US: /pɹiˈpɛɹ/
UK: /pɹɪpˈe‍ə/

English Vietnamese dictionary

prepare /pri'peə/
  • ngoại động từ
    • sửa soạn sắm sửa, chuẩn bị, dự bị
    • soạn (bài); chuẩn bị cho, rèn cặp cho (ai đi thi...)
    • điều chế, pha chế (thuốc); làm, dọn, nấu (cơm, thức ăn)
    • (nghĩa bóng) chuẩn bị tư tưởng cho (ai, để nghe một tin gì...)
      • he was hardly prepared for this sad news (to hear this sad news): anh ta hầu như không được chuẩn bị tư tưởng gì để nghe tin buồn này
  • nội động từ
    • (+ for) sửa soạn, sắm sửa, chuẩn bị, dự bị
      • to prepare for an exam: chuẩn bị thi
      • to prepare for a journey: chuẩn bị cho một cuộc hành trình
    • to be prepared to
      • sẵn sàng; vui lòng (làm gì)

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
1 [VN] ~ sth/sb (for sb/sth) to make sth or sb ready to be used or to do sth: to prepare a report / the accounts + A hotel room is being prepared for them. + The college prepares students for a career in business.
2 ~ (yourself) (for sth) to make yourself ready to do sth or for sth that you expect to happen: [V] I had no time to prepare. + The whole class is working hard preparing for the exams. + [VN] The police are preparing themselves for trouble at the demonstration. + I had been preparing myself for this moment. + Her condition is not improving as we hoped. You must prepare yourselves for the worst. + [V to inf] I was preparing to leave. + [VN to inf] The troops prepared themselves to go into battle.
3 [VN] to make food ready to be eaten: He was in the kitchen preparing lunch.
4 [VN] ~ sth (from sth) to make a medicine or chemical substance, for example by mixing other substances together: remedies prepared from herbal extracts
Idioms: prepare the ground (for sth) to make it possible or easier for sth to be achieved: The committee will prepare the ground for next month's meeting. + Early experiments with rockets prepared the ground for space travel.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 (get or make) ready, prime, arrange, (put in) order, organize, provide for, make provision(s) for, lay the groundwork (for), (make) fit, fit (out), equip, outfit, adapt:
Have you prepared adequately for the meeting? We prepared the house to receive guests
2 train, (get or make) ready, study, practise, Colloq cram, Brit swot, get up:
He is preparing to take an exam.
3 train, educate, teach, (get or make) ready, groom, brief, develop:
Her mother is preparing her for the next Olympics.
4 cook (up), make, do, Colloq whip up, US and Canadian fix:
I shall prepare dinner for eight o'clock.
5 manufacture, fabricate, produce, make, put out, build, construct, assemble, put together, turn out, fashion, forge, mould:
Our company prepares components for the printing industry.
6 brace, strengthen, steel, fortify, ready:
When I saw the doctor's face, I prepared myself for bad news.
7 process, produce, make, treat, change, modify, transform:
This fabric has been specially prepared to repel stains.

Collocation dictionary


properly, well | fully | badly, inadequately, poorly | adequately | carefully, painstakingly | specially
a table full of specially prepared food


help (sb), help (sb) to | fail to
He had failed to prepare adequately for the task before him.
| be easy to, be quick to
a meal that is very quick and easy to prepare
| be designed to
The course is designed to prepare graduates for management careers.


We all set about preparing for the party.


time to prepare (sth)
I haven't had time to prepare my arguments properly.

Concise English dictionary

prepares|prepared|preparingprɪ'per /prɪ'peə
+make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
+prepare for eating by applying heat
+to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery
+arrange by systematic planning and united effort
+prepare (someone) for a future role or function
+create by training and teaching
+lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord
+undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession