Definition of prepared adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prɪˈpeəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈperd//
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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. 2  prepared 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 packs of prepared vegetables to save time.
  4. Extra examples I came prepared. I feel mentally prepared to handle this situation. I want you to be prepared for the worst. I was well prepared for the job. I’d had three weeks to get prepared. She was always one to be prepared for any eventuality. She’s clearly reading from carefully prepared notes. They are poorly prepared academically. They were inadequately prepared for their role in society. a table full of specially prepared food freshly prepared vegetables hastily prepared newspaper reports We’ll be better prepared next time.
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