The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Prepare \Pre*pare"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prepare?; p. pr. &
vb. n. Preparing.] [F. pr['e]parer, L. praeparare; prae
before + parare to make ready. See Pare.]
1. To fit, adapt, or qualify for a particular purpose or
condition; to make ready; to put into a state for use or
application; as, to prepare ground for seed; to prepare a
Our souls, not yet prepared for upper light.
2. To procure as suitable or necessary; to get ready; to
provide; as, to prepare ammunition and provisions for
troops; to prepare ships for defence; to prepare an
That they may prepare a city for habitation. --Ps.
Syn: To fit; adjust; adapt; qualify; equip; provide; form;
make; make; ready.