To do something in advance to help with another task
Past Participle form
I always prepare all the food before I cook it.
My job is to prepare reports for companies.
A: How long do prepare for a meeting?
B: Usually about 10 minutes.
A: Oh, that's not long.
B: If it's an important meeting, I will prepare for longer.
I prepared for the test.
My sister prepared dinner for our parents.
A: What did you do yesterday?
B: I prepared the spare room for my friend.
A: Is she coming to stay?
B: Yes, for a few days.
I'm preparing for an interview.
The train driver is preparing the train for the day.
A: What are you up to?
B: I'm preparing the dinner for tonight.
A: What are you making?
B: We've got salmon and rice.
We've prepared the food. Come and have some.
She's prepared well for the interview. I hope it goes well for her.
A: Have you prepared the vegetables for lunch?
B: Yes, I've peeled the carrots and potatoes, and chopped the broccoli.
A: Brilliant. Thank you. I'll start preparing the meat.