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An example use of prepare in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… president and as I prepare to take on …”
Prepare means to make ready for a particular purpose.
the word prepare occurs in english on average 44.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.