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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpreparedpre‧pared /prɪˈpeəd $ -ˈperd/ ●●○ adjective  1 be prepared to do something2 ready to deal with something [not before noun]READY ready to do something or deal with a situationprepared for I wasn’t prepared for all their questions.well/fully/inadequately etc prepared Luckily, we were well prepared for the storm.ill-prepared (=not ready to deal with a difficult situation) The country was ill-prepared to fight another war. There was no news and we were prepared for the worst (=expected something very bad).see thesaurus at ready3 I’m not prepared to do something4 made earlierBEFORE planned, made, or written at an earlier time, so that it is ready when it is needed The president read out a prepared statement.
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preparedThe team was well prepared and focussed on the issues.It is the holder of prepared fleece or flax from which the spinner draws out strands.I was not prepared for all the questions they asked.The dining room is all prepared for our guests.The police were prepared for trouble.The most luxurious setting was a specially prepared Music Hall aboard ship.The company had a nervous joiedevivre as it set off on the prepared road towards Auchonvillers.Further prepared sentences came readily to his lips.In a prepared statement, Riggs denied being responsible for the murder.Senior officers say more and more criminals are prepared to carry firearms in cash raids.Unlike the Prime Minister, I am prepared to have a referendum on this fundamental constitutional issue.prepared for the worstLet us hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.So the nurses were prepared for the worst, also.A dejected Hammam is prepared for the worst - sacrificing Premier League status and possibly even suffering successive seasons of relegation.Consequently she'd prepared for the worst while hoping for the best.prepared statementA prepared statement failed to unravel the mystery.In a prepared statement, one targeted member, Sen.A prepared statement referred only to the case of Mr Phillips.The Pentagon said in a prepared statement that it had sought bids from 190 contractors but that only three submitted proposals.