preparar

v.
1 to prepare.
voy a preparar la cena/el arroz I'm going to get dinner ready/cook the rice
le hemos preparado una sorpresa we've got a surprise for him
Ella prepara la ropa She prepares the clothes.
Ella preparó la carne ayer She prepared=seasoned the meat yesterday.
2 to prepare for (examen).
3 to train (sport).
La agencia preparó al espía The Agency trained the spy.
4 to arrange for, to organize, to prepare.
Ella prepara el viaje She arranges for the trip.
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preparar
verbo transitivo
1 to prepare, get ready
voy a preparar el desayuno I'll get breakfast ready
¿habéis preparado el viaje? have you arranged the trip?
prepárate para recibir una buena reprimenda get ready for a good telling-off
2 (enseñar) to teach
en esta academia los preparan muy bien the standards of teaching are very high in this school
3 DEPORTE (entrenar) to train, coach
le está preparando su padre his father's coaching him
se está preparando para el maratón she's training for the marathon
4 (estudiar) to revise for, work for
¿has preparado el examen de inglés? have you studied for the English exam?
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FRASEOLOGÍA
preparar oposiciones to study for competitive exams
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verb
1) to prepare
2) coach, train
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1. VT
1) (=dejar listo) [+ comida] to make, prepare; [+ habitación, casa] to prepare, get ready; [+ compuesto, derivado] (Quím) to prepare, make up

estoy preparando la cena — I'm making o preparing dinner, I'm getting dinner ready

¿te preparo un café? — shall I make you a coffee?

¿me puedes preparar la cuenta, por favor? — can you make my bill up, please?

terreno 2., 4)
2) (=organizar) [+ acción, viaje] to prepare; [+ ejemplar, revista] to prepare, work on

tardaron semanas en preparar el atraco — it took them weeks to set up o prepare the robbery

tengo una sorpresa preparada para ti — I've got a surprise for you

estamos preparando el siguiente número de la revista — we're working on o preparing the next issue of the magazine

3) (=instruir) [para un partido] to train, coach; [para examen, oposición] to coach, tutor

lleva meses preparando al equipo — he has been training o coaching the team for months

la están preparando en una academia — they are preparing o coaching her in a private school, she is being tutored in a private school

preparar a algn en algo — to coach sb in sth

busco a alguien que me prepare en inglés — I'm looking for someone to coach me in English

4) [+ examen, prueba] to study for, prepare for

llevo semanas preparando este examen — I have been studying o preparing for this exam for weeks

2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) <plato> to make, prepare; <comida> to prepare, get ... ready; <medicamento> to prepare, make up; <habitación> to prepare, get ... ready; <cuenta> to draw up (AmE), make up (BrE)

te tengo preparada una sorpresa — I've got a surprise (waiting) for you

2) <examen/prueba> to prepare
3) <persona> (para examen) to tutor, coach (BrE); (para partido) to train, coach, prepare; (para tarea, reto) to prepare

no ha sabido preparar a los hijos para la vida — he has failed to prepare his children for life

2.
prepararse v pron
1) tormenta/crisis to brew
2) (refl) (disponerse)

prepararse PARA algo — to get ready for something

se preparó para darle la mala noticia — he got ready o prepared himself to give her the bad news

prepárate que me vas a escuchar — just you listen to me!

3) (refl) (formarse) to prepare

prepararse para algo — <para examen/competición> to prepare for something

no se preparó bien (para) la prueba — she didn't do enough work for the test

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= draw, draw up, gear (to/toward(s)/for), prepare, put together, train, marshal, set + aside, brief, coach, tool up, groom, brew, ready, concoct, gird for.
Ex. For example, when setting up the format for records in a data base, the user can draw a form on the screen, complete with headings for each field, and then, the data is entered into the form.
Ex. At the IFLA General Council the two Sections drew up the terms of reference and proposed as members some ten representatives of national libraries.
Ex. Most of the main subject headings lists are geared to the alphabetical subject approach found in dictionary catalogues.
Ex. A summary at the beginning of a document serves to prepare the reader to proceed to the remainder of the text.
Ex. I have many people to acknowledge, beginning with my co-editor who offered untiring support and many useful suggestions in putting together the institutes.
Ex. The larger abstracting organisations train their own abstractors.
Ex. The use of new information technologies ought to be marshalled for use in the developing countries.
Ex. We set aside places to sleep and cook and wash and defecate.
Ex. This may or may not be the case, but particularly in these areas staff must be informed and briefed so that misunderstandings do not arise.
Ex. The rapidly changing environment is forcing many librarians to seek new strategies for coaching researchers through the maze of electronic information sources = Los continuos cambios de nuestro entorno están obligando a muchos bibliotecarios a encontrar nuevas estrategias para guiar a los investigadores por el laberinto de las fuentes de información electrónicas.
Ex. The article is entitled 'Tooling up for a revolution'.
Ex. Iran is trying to form an unholy alliance with al-Qaeda by grooming a new generation of leaders to take over from Osama bin Laden.
Ex. The goddess owned a potent magick cauldron in which she planned to brew a special liquid for her ugly son.
Ex. A woman died yesterday while being readied for cosmetic surgery.
Ex. Their unquenchable thirst for revenge enabled them to concoct a diabolical scheme.
Ex. Australia's government girded on Monday for a battle with miners over its plan to slap the industry with a new 40 percent profits tax.
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* preparar a la brasa = grill, broil.
* preparar a la parrilla = grill, broil.
* preparar a la plancha = griddle.
* preparar algo = put + a few things + together.
* preparar de un modo rápido = throw together.
* preparar el camino = set + the scene, smooth + the way, open + the way, set + the stage, pave + the path (for/towards/to), pave + the way (for/towards/to), pave + the road (for/towards/to).
* preparar el camino para = smooth + the path of.
* preparar el terreno = pave + the way (for/towards/to), set + the scene, clear + the path, smooth + the way, set + the stage, pave + the path (for/towards/to), pave + the path (for/towards/to), lay + the groundwork for, pave + the road (for/towards/to), clear + the way.
* preparar el terreno para = lead up to, smooth + the path of, clear + the ground for, fertilise + the ground for.
* preparar en el microondas = microwave.
* preparar la comida = cook + meal.
* preparar para el futuro = future-proof.
* preparar rápidamente = rustle up.
* prepararse = do + homework, brace + Reflexivo, get + ready.
* prepararse para = gear up for, ready + Reflexivo + to/for, saddle up for, brace for, get + ready to.
* prepararse para el futuro = embrace + the future.
* prepararse para la tormenta = batten down, batten down + the hatches.
* prepararse para lo peor = batten down, batten down + the hatches.
* preparar una defensa = mount + defence.
* preparar una ensalada = toss + a salad.
* preparar una superficie de nuevo = resurface.
* preparar un ataque = mount + attack.
* preparar una tela = dress + cloth.
* preparar un contraataque = mount + counterattack.
* preparar un trabajo de clase = research + paper.
* prepárate = get + ready.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) <plato> to make, prepare; <comida> to prepare, get ... ready; <medicamento> to prepare, make up; <habitación> to prepare, get ... ready; <cuenta> to draw up (AmE), make up (BrE)

te tengo preparada una sorpresa — I've got a surprise (waiting) for you

2) <examen/prueba> to prepare
3) <persona> (para examen) to tutor, coach (BrE); (para partido) to train, coach, prepare; (para tarea, reto) to prepare

no ha sabido preparar a los hijos para la vida — he has failed to prepare his children for life

2.
prepararse v pron
1) tormenta/crisis to brew
2) (refl) (disponerse)

prepararse PARA algo — to get ready for something

se preparó para darle la mala noticia — he got ready o prepared himself to give her the bad news

prepárate que me vas a escuchar — just you listen to me!

3) (refl) (formarse) to prepare

prepararse para algo — <para examen/competición> to prepare for something

no se preparó bien (para) la prueba — she didn't do enough work for the test

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= draw, draw up, gear (to/toward(s)/for), prepare, put together, train, marshal, set + aside, brief, coach, tool up, groom, brew, ready, concoct, gird for.

Ex: For example, when setting up the format for records in a data base, the user can draw a form on the screen, complete with headings for each field, and then, the data is entered into the form.

Ex: At the IFLA General Council the two Sections drew up the terms of reference and proposed as members some ten representatives of national libraries.
Ex: Most of the main subject headings lists are geared to the alphabetical subject approach found in dictionary catalogues.
Ex: A summary at the beginning of a document serves to prepare the reader to proceed to the remainder of the text.
Ex: I have many people to acknowledge, beginning with my co-editor who offered untiring support and many useful suggestions in putting together the institutes.
Ex: The larger abstracting organisations train their own abstractors.
Ex: The use of new information technologies ought to be marshalled for use in the developing countries.
Ex: We set aside places to sleep and cook and wash and defecate.
Ex: This may or may not be the case, but particularly in these areas staff must be informed and briefed so that misunderstandings do not arise.
Ex: The rapidly changing environment is forcing many librarians to seek new strategies for coaching researchers through the maze of electronic information sources = Los continuos cambios de nuestro entorno están obligando a muchos bibliotecarios a encontrar nuevas estrategias para guiar a los investigadores por el laberinto de las fuentes de información electrónicas.
Ex: The article is entitled 'Tooling up for a revolution'.
Ex: Iran is trying to form an unholy alliance with al-Qaeda by grooming a new generation of leaders to take over from Osama bin Laden.
Ex: The goddess owned a potent magick cauldron in which she planned to brew a special liquid for her ugly son.
Ex: A woman died yesterday while being readied for cosmetic surgery.
Ex: Their unquenchable thirst for revenge enabled them to concoct a diabolical scheme.
Ex: Australia's government girded on Monday for a battle with miners over its plan to slap the industry with a new 40 percent profits tax.
* preparar a la brasa = grill, broil.
* preparar a la parrilla = grill, broil.
* preparar a la plancha = griddle.
* preparar algo = put + a few things + together.
* preparar de un modo rápido = throw together.
* preparar el camino = set + the scene, smooth + the way, open + the way, set + the stage, pave + the path (for/towards/to), pave + the way (for/towards/to), pave + the road (for/towards/to).
* preparar el camino para = smooth + the path of.
* preparar el terreno = pave + the way (for/towards/to), set + the scene, clear + the path, smooth + the way, set + the stage, pave + the path (for/towards/to), pave + the path (for/towards/to), lay + the groundwork for, pave + the road (for/towards/to), clear + the way.
* preparar el terreno para = lead up to, smooth + the path of, clear + the ground for, fertilise + the ground for.
* preparar en el microondas = microwave.
* preparar la comida = cook + meal.
* preparar para el futuro = future-proof.
* preparar rápidamente = rustle up.
* prepararse = do + homework, brace + Reflexivo, get + ready.
* prepararse para = gear up for, ready + Reflexivo + to/for, saddle up for, brace for, get + ready to.
* prepararse para el futuro = embrace + the future.
* prepararse para la tormenta = batten down, batten down + the hatches.
* prepararse para lo peor = batten down, batten down + the hatches.
* preparar una defensa = mount + defence.
* preparar una ensalada = toss + a salad.
* preparar una superficie de nuevo = resurface.
* preparar un ataque = mount + attack.
* preparar una tela = dress + cloth.
* preparar un contraataque = mount + counterattack.
* preparar un trabajo de clase = research + paper.
* prepárate = get + ready.

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preparar [A1 ]
vt
A ‹plato› to make, prepare; ‹comida› to prepare, get … ready; ‹medicamento› to prepare, make up
tengo que preparar la comida I have to get lunch ready o make lunch
nos había preparado un postre riquísimo he had made a delicious dessert for us
preparó la habitación para los invitados she prepared the room o got the room ready for the guests
verás la sorpresa que te tengo preparada just wait till you see the surprise I've got (waiting) for you
prepáreme la cuenta por favor can you draw up my check, please? (AmE), can you make up my bill, please? (BrE)
terreno2 m C. (↑ terreno (2))
B ‹examen/prueba› to prepare
ha preparado la asignatura a fondo she's prepared the subject very thoroughly
prepara su participación en los campeonatos he is training o preparing for the championships
C ‹persona› (para un examen) to tutor, coach (BrE); (para un partido) to train, coach, prepare; (para una tarea, un reto) to prepare
no ha sabido preparar a los hijos para la vida he has failed to prepare his children for life
¿sabes quién la prepara para el examen? do you know who's tutoring o coaching her for the exam?
antes de darle la noticia habrá que prepararla the news will have to be broken to her gently
no estaba preparada para esa grata sorpresa she wasn't prepared for o expecting such a pleasant surprise
prepararse
v pron
A «tormenta» to brew
se prepara una crisis en la zona there's a crisis brewing in the region
B (refl)
(disponerse): prepárate que me vas a escuchar just you listen to me!
prepararse PARA algo to get ready FOR sth
se preparó para darle la mala noticia he got ready o prepared himself to give her the bad news
C (refl) (formarse) to prepare
se prepara para el examen de ingreso en la Universidad she's preparing for the University entrance examination
se prepara para las Olimpiadas he is training o preparing for the Olympics
no se ha preparado bien (para) la prueba she hasn't studied hard enough o done enough work for the test, she isn't well enough prepared for the test
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preparar (conjugate preparar) verbo transitivo
1platoto make, prepare;
comidato prepare, get … ready;
medicamentoto prepare, make up;
habitaciónto prepare, get … ready;
cuentato draw up (AmE), make up (BrE)
2examen/pruebato prepare
3persona› (para examen) to tutor, coach (BrE);
(para partido) to train, coach, prepare;
(para tarea, reto) to prepare
prepararse verbo pronominal
1 (refl) (disponerse): prepararse PARA algo to get ready for sth
2 (refl) (formarse) to prepare;
prepararse para algo ‹para examen/competición› to prepare for sth
preparar verbo transitivo
1 to prepare, get ready
preparar una fiesta, to prepare a party
2 Dep to train, coach
'preparar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
capacitar
- despreocuparse
- disponer
- planear
- sabática
- sabático
- terrena
- terreno
- urdir
- arreglar
- corresponder
- hacer
English:
brew
- coach
- concoct
- cook
- detailed
- draw up
- fix
- get
- groom
- lay out
- make
- make out
- make up
- microwave
- mix
- prep
- prepare
- prime
- rind
- roll out
- set
- study
- way
- whip up
- add
- can
- curry
- dispense
- do
- draft
- draw
- dress
- ease
- equip
- gear
- mount
- plan
- put
- ready
- run
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preparar
vt
1. [disponer, elaborar] to prepare;
[trampa] to set, to lay; [maletas] to pack;
estaban preparando un robo they were planning a robbery;
voy a preparar la cena/el arroz I'm going to get dinner ready/cook the rice;
nos preparó una cena estupenda she made o cooked a delicious evening meal for us;
¿quién prepara la comida en tu casa? who does the cooking in your household?;
le hemos preparado una sorpresa we've got a surprise for you
2. [examen, oposiciones, prueba] to prepare for
3. [entrenar, adiestrar] [físicamente] to train;
[tácticamente] to coach; [alumnos] to coach; [animales] to train;
no nos habían preparado para solucionar este tipo de problemas we hadn't been taught to solve this type of problem
See also the pronominal verb prepararse
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preparar
v/t prepare, get ready
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preparar vt
1) : to prepare, to make ready
2) : to teach, to train, to coach
See also the reflexive verb prepararse
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preparar vb
1. (en general) to prepare / to get ready
voy a preparar la comida I'm going prepare dinner
2. (entrenar) to train / to coach
prepara a los jóvenes jugadores he coaches the young players
preparar el equipaje to pack your luggage
preparar un examen to study for an exam [pt. & pp. studied]

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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