Another word for prepare
To make oneself ready
get ready, foresee, arrange, make preparations, make arrangements, fit, adapt, qualify, put in order, adjust, set one's house in order, prime, fix, settle, fabricate, appoint, furnish, elaborate, perfect, develop, prepare the ground, lay the foundations, block out, roughhew, smooth the way, man, arm, set for, cut out, warm up, lay the groundwork, contrive, devise, lay by, lay in, make provision, put in readiness, build up, provide, provide for, provide against, make snug, clear the decks, hold oneself in readiness, be prepared, be ready; see also anticipate 2, plan 1.
To make other persons or things ready
To cook and serve