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

Examples of stated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The moves clash in some ways with Zuckerberg’s stated policy of letting all voices be heard. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "The Two Faces of Facebook's Election Plans," 22 June 2020 If Tenino residents were to resell their wooden dollars for a profit, Fournier would still feel like the currency met its stated purpose. Francesca Giuliani-hoffman, CNN, "Tenino, Washington is printing wooden money to help residents through the pandemic," 20 June 2020 Horowitz has previously filmed an expose on the United Nations' inability to live up to its stated purpose and founding ideals of a more peaceful world. Fox News, "Seattle CHOP organizer: 'I'm not here to peacefully protest'," 17 June 2020 The stated goal of releasing inmates was to reduce the spread of the coronavirus inside the jails. Washington Examiner, "Los Angeles County spends $1.9M on PR firms while grappling with budget cuts," 15 June 2020 The number of those sheltered amid the pandemic is so far less than half the stated goal of 15,000, and county officials have conceded the process was more complicated than anticipated. Time, "Authorities Fear Homelessness in Los Angeles Could Spike in Aftermath of the Coronavirus Pandemic," 12 June 2020 Pierce said Wednesday's proposal would not achieve its stated purpose of curtailing meritless asylum claims. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "New Trump rule would redefine who qualifies for asylum and refuge on U.S. soil," 11 June 2020 Demonstrating its stated commitment to hygiene will be a challenge. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "GrubHub sells, but not to Uber," 11 June 2020 That’s in line with its stated mission to promote world peace and friendship. Wendy Melillo, The Conversation, "How the US government sold the Peace Corps to the American public," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of stated

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Jun 2020

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“Stated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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: expressed formally or officially

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