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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. 3done, 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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