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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The sustainable capsule collection features neon colors, bucket hats, handy raincoats, and more to keep festival goers fashionable and prepared. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "The Pull&Bear and Primavera Sound Collection Is a Tie-Dye, Neon Dream Fit for Summer Music Festivals," 17 May 2019 Also, season 6 will still air at 10 p.m. on the network, so be prepared to stay up and/or DVR it for the next morning. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "All These Details About 'Younger' Season 6 Details Are One Giant Head-Exploding Emoji," 15 May 2019 Working quickly, divide mixture between prepared loaf pans, then top with remaining pistachios. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Divinity Candy," 7 Mar. 2019 Meghan, conscious of a potential language barrier, even prepared questions in a French to ask the 12- to 18-year-old students who live at the boarding house. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Duchess Meghan Won Morocco’s Heart Just Weeks Before Her Due Date," 26 Feb. 2019 As an actress, Nikki DeLoach has to be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time away from her family. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Hallmark's 'Love Takes Flight' Was Filmed in a Gorgeous Southern Town You Can Visit," 27 Apr. 2019 Note: Be prepared to carry and stack plywood and framing lumber. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 Dressing rooms are often scarce in thrift stores, so be prepared to wait in line for awhile or to slip goods on over your clothes. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "How to Find the Best Stuff at Thrift Stores," 21 Feb. 2019 Instant Costumes: If your friends show up without a costume (lame!), be prepared with instant masks. Mark Addison, Seventeen, "12 Genius Tips for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party Your Friends Will Never Forget," 8 Aug. 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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