1520-30; < Latinpraeparāre to make ready beforehand, equivalent to prae-pre- + parāre to set, get ready (akin to parent)
reprepare, verb (used with object), reprepared, repreparing.
1. provide, arrange, order. Prepare,contrive,devise imply planning for and making ready for something expected or thought possible. To prepare is to make ready beforehand for some approaching event, need, and the like: to prepare a room, a speech.Contrive and devise emphasize the exercise of ingenuity and inventiveness. The first word suggests a shrewdness that borders on trickery, but this is absent from devise : to contrive a means of escape; to devise a time-saving method.3. make.
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.