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

Definition of prepared

: subjected to a special process or treatment

Other Words from prepared

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

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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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Many of his prepared remarks touch on the value of the elderly, and it’s left for interpretation how much of his sentiment reflects personal experience. Chico Harlan, Washington Post, 30 July 2022 Bernard's attorney Kathleen DeLaney told IndyStar in a prepared statement that her office had received a notice from the attorney general's office Tuesday. The Indianapolis Star, 27 July 2022 Lloyd’s brother, Tom, who couldn’t attend Monday’s news conference, said in prepared remarks that his sister was tough. Richard Wintonstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2022 Coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler welcomed Morgan in a prepared statement. CBS News, 7 July 2022 The bureau will make four changes to its administrative enforcement policies, according to a memo sent to its employees by Mr. Axelrod and further detailed in his prepared remarks. Dylan Tokar, WSJ, 30 June 2022 Smucker said in prepared remarks Tuesday that the company is committed to consumer safety. Sean Mcdonnell, cleveland, 7 June 2022 This is a quick turnabout from last month when the Army was prepared to do just that. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 25 July 2022 If a family is interested in hosting an exchange student but is not quite prepared to do so this year, YFU is looking for families for future years as well. Madeleine Parrish, The Arizona Republic, 20 July 2022 See More

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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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The first known use of prepared was in 1663

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10 Aug 2022

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“Prepared.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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