stat·​ed | \ˈstā-təd \

Definition of stated 

1 : fixed, regular the president shall, at stated times, receive … a compensationU.S. Constitution

2 : set down explicitly : declared our stated intention

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Other Words from stated

statedly adverb

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The Los Angeles attorney recently established a political-action committee with the stated goal of fighting the Trump administration’s policies. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "Michael Avenatti Won’t Face Felony Charges," 21 Nov. 2018 If you’re Columbia University or Michigan State, and your stated goal is to be inclusive of all races and creeds and religions ... Eric Johnson, Recode, "How a Twitter account convinced 4,000 companies to stop advertising on Breitbart," 3 Sep. 2018 Some people were given documents that gives them 20 days to transit the country on their way to the U.S. border with the stated goal of applying for asylum, according to The Associated Press. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Migrant 'caravan' begins to splinter, 'disperse' after Trump raises alarm," 2 Oct. 2018 These tariffs will do nothing to address the stated goal of addressing U.S. concerns with China’s practices involving technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. Diana Budds, Curbed, "How Trump’s tariffs are affecting the furniture industry," 7 Aug. 2018 Photo: Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Mr. Tarullo started at the Fed in 2009, as President Barack Obama took office, with the stated mission of overhauling the regulatory system. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, "The Regulator Banks Loved to Hate Heads Back to Campus," 4 May 2018 Its stated mission is to develop and support athletes through education, scholarships, wellness and community. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "How Joel Cornette's friendship with LaVall Jordan changed Butler forever," 13 Mar. 2018 Abraaj has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and has said money moved out of the health-care fund was used for its stated purpose or returned to investors. Simon Clark, WSJ, "Colony Capital’s Bid for Some Abraaj Assets Is Rejected," 13 July 2018 The stated purpose of Trump’s trip was to settle a score with Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), who torpedoed White House physician Ronny Jackson’s nomination to become secretary of veteran’s affairs. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump’s mockery of the #MeToo movement underscores the GOP’s problem with women in 2018," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of stated

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stated was in 1603

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English Language Learners Definition of stated

: expressed formally or officially

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