stat·​ed ˈstā-təd How to pronounce stated (audio)
: fixed, regular
the president shall, at stated times, receive … a compensationU.S. Constitution
: set down explicitly : declared
our stated intention
statedly adverb

Examples of stated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stated purpose of Beacon 23 is to keep spaceships safe by steering them away from dark matter. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Nov. 2023 That may mean less hair to train, but would sort of defeat the whole stated purpose of hair training. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2023 But its stated goal of separating civilians from Hamas militants has come at a heavy cost: More than two-thirds of Gaza's 2.3 million people have fled their homes. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 14 Nov. 2023 That represented a payout ratio of 67%, compared to its stated policy of returning 40% of profits to shareholders as dividends. WSJ, 10 Nov. 2023 Their stated goal of eradicating the terrorist organization raises the specter of intense urban warfare, which can take a horrendous toll on civilians in any conflict. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, 2 Nov. 2023 The stated purpose of his trip is to discuss climate resiliency measures and investments that the administration and Congress have made to battle climate change and propel clean energy and manufacturing. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 8 Aug. 2023 Hamas is not al Qaeda, and its stated goal—liberating Palestine—is much more targeted than bin Laden’s sweeping vision. Nelly Lahoud, Foreign Affairs, 23 Oct. 2023 Iran’s president, Ebrahim Raisi, has nevertheless raised doubts about how his country will use the money, despite the stated U.S.-imposed restrictions. Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of stated was in 1603

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“Stated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: being set or fixed
a stated procedure for elections
: set down clearly
stated goals
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