prepare-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: to put together, assemble, concoct

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 PREPARE NP2

He is going to prepare breakfast for the whole crowd.
I haven't prepared my speech yet.
It turns out the minister had been preparing the king's overthrow for years.
She prepared the navy beans by first soaking them in water overnight.

VerbNet: establish-55.5-1,preparing-26.3-1
FrameNet: Activity_prepare,Cooking_creation
PropBank: prepare.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4

Sense Number 2: to make ready, fit out

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1 PREPARE[instransitive] NP1 PREPARE NP2[transitive] NP1 PREPARE SCOMP

I will prepare Mary for the worst.
She prepared the children for school every morning.
They are preparing him for the diplomatic core.
The ship is prepared to sail at dawn.
John hasn't prepared adequately for the bar exam.
The king prepared his son to take over the rule of the kingdom.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Activity_prepare
PropBank: prepare.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5, 6, 7, 8