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Definition of prepared adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[not before noun] prepared (for something) ready and able to deal with something I was not prepared for all the problems it caused. We'll be better prepared next time. When they set out they were well prepared. opposite unprepared see also ill-prepared
  2. 2prepared to do something willing to do something We are not prepared to accept these conditions. How much are you prepared to pay? opposite unwilling
  3. 3 done, made, written, etc. in advance The police officer read out a prepared statement. I usually buy packages of prepared vegetables to save time.
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