Prepared

  • 1prepared to — In its generalized meaning ‘willing to’, prepared to has gone the same way as ready to; in neither case is any element of preparedness or readiness necessarily involved, especially when it is used in the negative: I am not prepared to wait any… …

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  • 2Prepared — Pre*pared , a. Made fit or suitable; adapted; ready; as, prepared food; prepared questions. {Pre*par ed*ly}, adv. Shak. {Pre*par ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3prepared — prepared; un·prepared; …

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  • 4prepared — index aforethought, alert (vigilant), circumspect, competent, defensible, discreet, expert, familiar …

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  • 5prepared — [adj] ready in body or mind able, adapted, adjusted, all bases covered*, all set*, all systems go*, arranged, available, disposed, fit, fixed, framed, gaffed, groomed, handy, inclined, in order, in readiness, minded, of a mind, on guard*, planned …

    New thesaurus

  • 6prepared — adjective 1 be prepared to do sth to be willing to do something, especially something difficult or something that you do not usually do: You have to be prepared to take risks in this kind of work. | How much is she prepared to pay? 2 I m not… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7prepared — adj. 1 ready and able to deal with sth VERBS ▪ be, feel, seem ▪ get ▪ I d had three weeks to get prepared. ▪ come …

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  • 8prepared — pre|pared S2 [prıˈpeəd US ˈperd] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 be prepared to do something 2¦(ready to deal with something)¦ 3 I m not prepared to do something 4¦(made earlier)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) be prepared to do sth to be willing to do something, especially… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9prepared — pre|pared [ prı perd ] adjective 1. ) ready and able to do something: prepared for: We have to be prepared for any eventuality. well/fully prepared: She will need to be well prepared for the job ahead. ill/badly prepared: The Premier seemed ill… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10prepared — UK [prɪˈpeə(r)d] / US [prɪˈperd] adjective 1) ready and able to do something prepared for: We have to be prepared for any eventuality. well/fully prepared: She will need to be well prepared for the task ahead. ill/badly prepared: The Premier… …

    English dictionary

  • 11prepared — [[t]prɪpe͟ə(r)d[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ: v link ADJ to inf If you are prepared to do something, you are willing to do it if necessary. Are you prepared to take industrial action?... Members of the KGB service were only prepared to take orders from the… …

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  • 12prepared — [prɪˈpeəd] adj 1) ready and able to do something Ant: unprepared We have to be prepared for anything.[/ex] 2) ready for use Make sure the room is prepared before they get there.[/ex] 3) done or made earlier Bonner read from a prepared… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 13prepared — adj. prepared to + inf. (we are prepared to leave) * * * [prɪ peəd] prepared to + inf. (we . are prepared to leave) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14prepared — adjective 1. made ready or fit or suitable beforehand (Freq. 14) a prepared statement be prepared for emergencies • Ant: ↑unprepared • Similar to: ↑braced, ↑embattled, ↑ …

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  • 15prepared — Synonyms and related words: able, accomplished, accoutered, advance, agape, agog, all agog, all ready, all set, anticipant, anticipating, anticipative, anticipatory, armed, armed and ready, at concert pitch, awaiting, booted and spurred, briefed …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16prepared — adjective 1) he needs to be prepared for the worst Syn: ready, (all) set, equipped, primed; waiting, on hand, poised, in position 2) I m not prepared to cut the price Syn: willing, ready, disposed …

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  • 17prepared — adjective 1) prepared for action Syn: ready, (all) set, equipped, primed, waiting, poised 2) I m prepared to negotiate Syn: willing, ready, disposed, (favourably) inclined, of a min …

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  • 18prepared — preparedly /pri pair id lee, paird lee/, adv. /pri paird /, adj. 1. properly expectant, organized, or equipped; ready: prepared for a hurricane. 2. (of food) processed by the manufacturer or seller, by cooking, cleaning, or the like, so as to be… …

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  • 19prepared — adjective Willing. The journalist interviewed an eye witness who was not prepared to disclose his identity …

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  • 20PREPARED — (Roget s Thesaurus II) Index prepared noun preparation adjective ready verb gird, prepare, till unprepared noun …

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