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

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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Be prepared to invest, as this level of quality does not come cheap. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Three Days In Istanbul," 28 Dec. 2018 By knowing which viruses pose a threat to humans and which animals carry them, EcoHealth and similar groups will be even better prepared to predict where the next pandemic may spring up. Mallory Locklear, Discover Magazine, "With Big Data and Predictive Analytics, Scientists Are Getting Smarter About Outbreaks," 8 Nov. 2018 Asking Zuckerberg how does Facebook make money, and not knowing their model of ads, and a sense that Congress was not really prepared to go beyond the questions that the staffers had written for some of the Senators and House members. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Silicon Valley congressman Ro Khanna explains his ‘internet bill of rights’," 6 Oct. 2018 Like the woman who helped Hilda, people fleeing their home countries in hope of seeking asylum in the U.S. as part of the migrant caravan were relatively prepared for menstruation, thanks in part to aid organizations donating supplies. Annette Lin, Teen Vogue, "Migrant Caravan Teens Talk About What It's Like to Get Your Period," 20 Dec. 2018 But, also be prepared for a lesson about how corrupt and scam-ridden the cryptocurrency world has become. Morgen Peck, Glamour, "Cryptocurrency Is Not Just a Boys' Club," 11 Dec. 2018 Being an hour off schedule means our bodies are not prepared for our actions at any time of the day. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Daylight saving time ends Sunday: 8 things to know about “falling back”," 2 Nov. 2018 And something engineers are not prepared for is how people can abuse the system. Recode Staff, Recode, "Why the Craig behind Craigslist gave big bucks to a journalism program," 15 July 2018 In an after-action report released late Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency exposed its failure to be prepared for what nature delivered to Puerto Rico last year. Arelis R. Hernandez And Joel Achenbach, chicagotribune.com, "Failure of imagination hindered federal response to hurricanes that devastated Puerto Rico," 14 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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