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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The check did not include a memo line with a stated purpose. Amy B Wang And Azi Paybarah, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Oct. 2022 But the interest rate on 10-year Treasurys, like the average rate for 30-year mortgages, peaked in mid-June and has eased back down, despite the Fed’s stated plan to raise the federal funds rate several more times this year. Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2022 The stated mission: to advance peace, human rights and public health causes around the world. Bill Barrow, ajc, 1 Oct. 2022 In addition, Jones argued that AltaPointe has not been providing adequate indigent care services, as is its stated mission. Margaret Kates |, al, 27 Sep. 2022 Harbor Freight opened a store May 21 in Ashtabula, also with the stated intention of hiring 25 to 30 employees. cleveland, 7 July 2022 Despite the stated goal, the show has been criticized for the heavy focus on Dahmer’s horrifying behavior and framing of the victims’ stories. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Sep. 2022 One was scheduled for last Monday, but Gloria at the last minute asked that the item be withdrawn for the stated purpose of giving the public more time to review the proposal. Michael Smolenscolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 July 2022 Democrats, meanwhile, kept their questions focused narrowly on the stated purpose of the hearing, which was improving infrastructure quality and helping very poor residents of southern Texas. Tyler Olson, Fox News, 18 June 2022 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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Cite this Entry

“Stated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition



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