prepared

adjective
pre·​pared | \pri-ˈperd \

Definition of prepared 

: subjected to a special process or treatment

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Other Words from prepared

preparedly \ pri-​ˈperd-​lē , -​ˈper-​əd-​ \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for prepared

Synonyms

fit, go, ready, set

Antonyms

half-baked, half-cocked, underprepared, unprepared, unready

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Examples of prepared in a Sentence

The president read a prepared statement. The store sells a selection of prepared foods. I got so nervous. I guess I just wasn't prepared. She was well-prepared and scored high on the test. How much are you prepared to pay? I wasn't prepared to spend that much money.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Doctors prepared Dempsey and her fiancée, Gabriel Schultz, for the worst and that the baby didn’t have an immune system prepared to fight the illness, WTVR reported. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Baby dies from meningitis, parents issue warning," 12 July 2018 Use a slotted spoon to transfer shrimp to prepared ice bath. Jonah Miller, WSJ, "Throw a Summer Party the Effortless Spanish Way," 6 July 2018 Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheet. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Red, white and blue cookies are a patriotic and healthy treat for the holiday," 2 July 2018 One more small note: Kentucky may be more prepared for this year’s game than last year’s because of its opponent the previous week. Jake Lourim, The Courier-Journal, "How Louisville football can (and can't) beat Kentucky again," 13 July 2018 The report underscores how ill-prepared the agency was to manage a crisis outside the continental United States, like the one in Puerto Rico. Frances Robles, New York Times, "FEMA Was Sorely Unprepared for Puerto Rico Hurricane, Report Says," 12 July 2018 Austrian opinion regards the tragedy as the result of a well-prepared conspiracy. sandiegouniontribune.com, "June 29, 1914: Student assassinates Austrian heir," 29 June 2018 Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles said his office is well prepared in cybersecurity and in protecting voter information. Martin E. Comas, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida elections offices on guard for cyber attacks as state taps into millions to bolster defenses," 7 June 2018 Chief Executive Stephen Kaniewski said in prepared remarks. Waverly Colville, WSJ, "Valmont Says Proposed U.S. Tariffs, Brazil Truckers’ Strike Impacting Customers," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of prepared

1663, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prepared

from past participle of prepare

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More Definitions for prepared

prepared

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of prepared

: made at an earlier time for later use : made ready in advance

: ready for something : in a suitable condition for some purpose or activity

: willing to do something

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