Meaning of “prepared” in the English Dictionary


"prepared" in English

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uk /prɪˈpeəd/ us /prɪˈperd/

B1 ready to deal with a situation:

When she called on me, I wasn't prepared.
They were prepared for the worst.

B2 made earlier:

The spokesperson read a prepared statement.
be prepared to do sth

B2 to be willing, or happy to agree to do something:

Would you be prepared to help me get things ready for the party?
People are not really prepared to talk about these kinds of personal problems.

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(Definition of “prepared” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)