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prepare / preparar
prepare   [prɪˈpɛər]
A. -transitive verb
[+meal, lesson, defence]   preparar
[+report]   redactar,   preparar
[+plan, strategy]   idear,   preparar
a. to prepare [somebody for something] =   preparar a somebody, someone para algo
·he had a tutor to prepare him for the exam
·tenía un profesor particular para que lo preparara para el examen
·nothing could have prepared me for this
·nada hubiera podido ponerme en guardia contra esto
·she tried to prepare her children for her death
·intentó preparar a sus hijos para su muerte or para que aceptaran su muerte
·to prepare [o.noun.] for something
·prepararse para algo
·prepare yourself for a shock
(good)   prepositionárate para una sorpresa   (bad)   prepositionárate para lo peor
b. to prepare [something for somebody] =   preparar algo a somebody, someone
·they had prepared a room for him
·le habían preparado una habitaciónoun
c. to prepare the [ground] or [way] (for something/somebody)   preparar el terreno (para algo/somebody, someone)
B. -intransitive verb   prepararse
a. to prepare [for something] =   prepararse para algo
·to prepare for an examination
·prepararse para un examen
·we must prepare for war
·tenemos que prepararnos para la guerra
·I think you'd better prepare for the worst
·creo que deberías prepararte para lo peor
b. to prepare [to do something] =   prepararse para hacer algo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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