stat·​ed | \ ˈstā-təd How to pronounce stated (audio) \

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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That will leave the Russian Ground Forces 2,288 tanks short of their stated goal. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia to Receive First New 'Armata' Tanks in 2019," 13 Feb. 2019 Two Arizona Republicans publicly supported reshaping the policy, while others didn't add to their already-stated views. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "AZ politicos stances on family separations don't change much with executive order," 21 June 2018 There's also an uphill climb to reach the board's stated goal of one billion users, with all the cultural shifts such growth implies. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Book tells the inside story of how Reddit came to be the Internet’s “id”," 30 Dec. 2018 Although the police force hit a minor snag in October when one of the cameras caught on fire, the stated goal has been to provide one camera for every officer by the end of 2019. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "New York City cops will fly a drone over the New Year’s Eve celebration at Times Square," 30 Dec. 2018 Lifting tariffs on steel and aluminum would show the markets Mr. Trump is following through on his promise and genuinely pursuing his stated goal of zeroing out tariffs. David Mcintosh, WSJ, "No New Nafta Until Tariffs Have Been Lifted," 9 Dec. 2018 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

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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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