you prepare
Affirmative imperativeconjugation ofprepare. There are other translations for this conjugation.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make ready)
a. preparar
This is a meal you can prepare in advance and just put in the oven when your guests arrive.Esta es una comida que puedes preparar con antelación y poner en el horno cuando lleguen los invitados.
2. (to produce)
a. preparar
I have to prepare two presentations for this week.Tengo que preparar dos presentaciones para esta semana.
b. redactar (text)
Will you have time to prepare the report for tomorrow?¿Tendrás tiempo de redactar el informe para mañana?
3. (to organize)
a. preparar
I'm preparing a big party for your return.Estoy preparando una gran fiesta para tu regreso.
4. (to gear up)
a. preparar
If I were you, I'd prepare your sales team for the worst.Yo que tú prepararía al equipo de ventas para lo peor.
5. (to teach)
a. preparar
We prepare English students for their official exams.Nos dedicamos a preparar a estudiantes de inglés para exámenes oficiales.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to get ready; often used with "for")
a. prepararse
I'm preparing for the party.Me estoy preparando para la fiesta.
b. hacer los preparativos
They are already preparing for the big event.Ya están haciendo los preparativos para el gran acontecimiento.
7. (to study; used with "for")
a. prepararse para
My son is preparing for the exam to get into medical school.Mi hijo se está preparando para el examen de acceso a la facultad de medicina.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. preparar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. prepararse
to prepare to do somethingprepararse or
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prepare [prɪˈpɛəʳ]
transitive verb
[+meal, lesson, defence] preparar; [+report] redactar; preparar; [+plan, strategy] idear; preparar
he had spent all morning preparing the meal prepare your speech in advance never prepare food directly on kitchen work surfaces I was preparing breakfast when my little girl came into the room two technicians were preparing a videotape recording of last week's programme she made her way to the kitchen, hoping to find someone preparing dinner on average each report requires 1,000 hours to prepare the government is already preparing a strategy to deal with the huge influx of refugees prosecutors are preparing their case against a woman charged with kidnapping a baby the case was adjourned to give the accused more time to prepare a defense
to prepare sb for sth preparar a algn 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
the children have been well prepared for their father's death he returned to prepare the team for Tuesday's game with Swansea manouevres to help prepare the troops for battle to prepare sb for bad news
to prepare o.s. for sth prepararse para algo
I needed to prepare myself mentally for my new role
prepare yourself for a shock (good) prepárate para una sorpresa; (bad) prepárate para lo peor
to prepare sth for sb preparar algo a algn
they had prepared a room for him le habían preparado una habitación
to prepare a surprise for sb she decided to prepare him his favourite dish the crew of the Iowa has been preparing the ship for storage
to prepare the ground or way (for sth/sb) preparar el terreno (para algo/algn)
the president is preparing the way for a successor to prepare the way for an agreement the meeting, he said, would prepare the way for a just and durable peace in the Middle East the militant man of words who prepares the ground for the rise of a mass movement
intransitive verb
other people cope when they have a baby - so can you if you prepare properly
to prepare for sth prepararse para algo
to prepare for an examination prepararse para un examen
I had only a few days to prepare for the role to prepare for sb's arrival to prepare for a storm the guests prepared for their departure he told the deputies that they needed to prepare for new elections for the Supreme Soviet o help you prepare for your meeting, plan what to say beforehand using the form below he ordered the troops to prepare for action Amy was preparing for bed when she heard them he urged his people to prepare for war
we must prepare for war tenemos que prepararnos para la guerra
building up your leisure activities is a good way to prepare for retirement
I think you'd better prepare for the worst creo que deberías prepararte para lo peor
"there's been an accident - I think you'd better prepare for the worst" a hurricane warning has been issued and residents are preparing for the worst
to prepare to do sth prepararse para hacer algo
I jumped up and prepared to defend myself he had to go back to his hotel and prepare to catch a train for New York to prepare for the worst as the state enters its fifth year of drought, industry is preparing for the worst
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