[v] make suitable for eating; of foods
[v] make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"
[v] undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid"
[v] create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
[v] to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery; "prepare a report"; "prepare a speech"
[v] arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
[v] prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
[v] music: lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord; "prepare the discord in bar 139"
[v] prepare (someone) for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior"
cook, devise, fix, gear up, get up, groom, machinate, make, organise, organize, ready, ready, set, set up, train, train