prepared

adjective
pre·​pared | \ pri-ˈperd How to pronounce prepared (audio) \

Definition of prepared

: subjected to a special process or treatment

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Other Words from prepared

preparedly \ pri-​ˈperd-​lē How to pronounce preparedly (audio) , -​ˈper-​əd-​ \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for prepared

Synonyms

fit, go, ready, set

Antonyms

flat-footed, 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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Take all of the love advice with a grain of salt, and be prepared to sink a good hour into hearing about how people in modern China are finding romance. Verge Staff, The Verge, "The Verge’s guide to tolerable family streaming entertainment," 21 Nov. 2018 Be prepared with tons of games, books, podcasts, movies, or anything else that will keep you occupied for the duration of the flight. Carly Benson, SELF, "7 Important Tips for Traveling While Sober and Having an Even Better Time," 14 Feb. 2019 Whatever the case, come prepared with questions for the parents and the kids. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "6 Tips For Teen Babysitters That Are Totally Life-Changing," 21 Dec. 2018 This is the primary seasoning for the food, so make sure your flour is well prepared with salt and pepper that is mixed throughout. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Deep Fryers—and How to Fry Anything," 14 Nov. 2018 Creamistry, multiple locations Best to come prepared with your order to a Creamistry shop, where customers have virtually hundreds of choices for made-to-order scoops. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "22 San Diego ice cream shops where you can cool off on this very hot day," 6 July 2018 Michael Wirth, Chevron’s chief executive, said in a prepared statement. Ezequiel Minaya, WSJ, "Chevron Names New Finance Chief in Management Shuffle," 4 Feb. 2019 Take notes, and be prepared to add a few percent to your paycheck. Macaela Mackenzie, Marie Claire, "5 Things You Must Do Before Asking for a Raise," 6 Dec. 2018 Safety First Musk dedicated the bulk of the time allotted to his prepared statement on the earnings call to safety. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Finally in the black: Tesla has a good quarter," 25 Oct. 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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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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