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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The White House insists that its stated goal remains a diplomatic resolution of differences with Iran. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "A future Democratic president may be unable to save the Iran deal," 28 June 2019 The mayor’s office has said its stated goal is not to arrest children and teens caught violating curfew; instead they are taken to Covenant House, a youth shelter on Rampart Street at the edge of the French Quarter, where their parents are called. Greg Larose,, "Cantrell, City Council could clash over juvenile justice approach," 26 June 2019 Those factors pushed the stated goals of Proposition B farther into the future. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: San Diego makes pension move but long slog remains," 12 June 2019 Despite its stated support for the industry, the government is moving to reduce the haul. Ben Dooley, New York Times, "Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling. But Is There an Appetite for It?," 1 July 2019 There is also the possibility of bargaining on the stated price tag. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "India’s pre-owned car market is vrooming amid an auto slump," 27 June 2019 Instead, the meeting ended with a compromise resolution to make the EU climate neutral, but with no stated target date. Eshe Nelson, Quartz, "What counts as a “green” investment, anyway?," 25 June 2019 The stated capacity is somewhat conservative, allowing plenty of room for ice. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Soft Coolers for Any Outing," 25 June 2019 There is no stated limit to the length or frequency of special sessions. Hillary Borrud | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "As Senate Republicans threaten walkout, Gov. Kate Brown prepares for special session," 19 June 2019

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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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