Origin of prepared
verb (used with object), pre·pared, pre·par·ing.
verb (used without object), pre·pared, pre·par·ing.
Origin of prepare
Synonyms for prepare
Antonyms for prepare
Related Words for preparedinclined, able, willing, qualified, planned, adapted, processed, set, stacked, fit, primed, disposed, wired, predisposed, fixed, minded, adjusted, up, rigged, available
Examples from the Web for prepared
Contemporary Examples of prepared
He prepared operations south of Samarra and north of Baghdad.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq
January 6, 2015
Luckily, Tor was prepared for this sort of assault, and has built-in defenses to protect against it.The Attack on the Hidden Internet
December 29, 2014
Divide batter into prepared ramekins, place ramekins on a baking sheet, and bake about 20 minutes.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding
December 28, 2014
This can also be prepared a few days in advance and stored, covered, in the fridge.Carla Hall’s Christmas Day Treat: Rum Balls
December 25, 2014
I actually found it quite pleasurable, and it prepared me for this strange, gypsy lifestyle of an actor.Jena Malone’s Long, Strange Trip From Homelessness to Hollywood Stardom
December 22, 2014
Historical Examples of prepared
All is prepared—the table and the feast— With due appurtenance of clothes and cushions.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
I don't think it will, mind, but it's best to be prepared, so give me the key.Brave and Bold
"Give this to Mr. Ware," she said to the stable boy as she prepared to get into the dog-cart.Viviette
William J. Locke
He was prepared to talk all night on the subject of Toddles.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
Could this be all the obstruction I was prepared to open a pass through?
Word Origin for prepare
mid-15c., a back formation from preparation and in part from Middle French preparer (14c.), from Latin praeparare "make ready beforehand" (see preparation). Related: Prepared; preparing. Be prepared as the Boy Scouts' motto is attested from 1911.