AskDefine | Define prepared

Dictionary Definition

prepared adj
1 made ready or fit or suitable beforehand; "a prepared statement"; "be prepared for emergencies" [ant: unprepared]
2 having made preparations; "prepared to take risks" [syn: disposed(p), fain, inclined(p)]
3 equipped or prepared with necessary intellectual resources; "graduates well equipped to handle such problems"; "equipped to be a scholar"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Willing.
    The journalist interviewed an eye-witness who was not prepared to disclose his identity.




  1. past of prepare

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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