He counseled them to start packing a suitcase and to prepare to be away from home.
Thirty minutes before the phone call, I watched YouTube clips to prepare my nasally accent.
I spent only a few hours with the former governor, helping to prepare her for the vice presidential debate in October 2008.
mid-15c., a back formation from preparation and in part from Middle French preparer (14c.), from Latin praeparare "make ready beforehand" (see preparation). Related: Prepared; preparing. Be prepared as the Boy Scouts' motto is attested from 1911.