– to make ready beforehand for some purpose, use, or activity

– to put in a proper state of mind

– to work out the details of : plan in advance

– to put into written form intransitive senses : to get ready

Why when somthing is staring you right in the face, and you know it’s going to happen…. does one ignore it? Ignoring it isn’t going to make it go away. It’s still going to happen. Nothing you can do but prepare. But that word isn’t in some vocabularies I assume.