prepared

prepared
pre|pared
S2 [prıˈpeəd US -ˈperd] adj
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1 be prepared to do something
2¦(ready to deal with something)¦
3 I'm not prepared to do something
4¦(made earlier)¦
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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.) ¦(READY TO DEAL WITH SOMETHING)¦ [not before noun]
ready to do something or deal with a situation
prepared 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) .
3.) I'm not prepared to do sth
spoken used when saying strongly that you refuse to do something
I'm not prepared to sit here and listen to this rubbish!
4.) ¦(MADE EARLIER)¦
planned, made, or written at an earlier time, so that it is ready when it is needed
The president read out a prepared statement .

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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