properly expectant, organized, or equipped; ready: prepared for a hurricane.
(of food) processed by the manufacturer or seller, by cooking, cleaning, or the like, so as to be ready to serve or use with little or no further preparation.

1520–30; prepare + -ed2

preparedly [pri-pair-id-lee, -paird-lee] , adverb
self-prepared, adjective
superprepared, adjective
unprepared, adjective
unpreparedly, adverb
well-prepared, adjective Unabridged


verb (used with object), prepared, preparing.
to put in proper condition or readiness: to prepare a patient for surgery.
to get (a meal) ready for eating, as by proper assembling, cooking, etc.
to manufacture, compound, or compose: to prepare a cough syrup.
Music. to lead up to (a discord, an embellishment, etc.) by some preliminary tone or tones.
verb (used without object), prepared, preparing.
to put things or oneself in readiness; get ready: to prepare for war.

1520–30; < Latin praeparāre to make ready beforehand, equivalent to prae- pre- + parāre to set, get ready (akin to parent)

preparer, noun
reprepare, verb (used with object), reprepared, repreparing.
unpreparing, adjective

1. provide, arrange, order. Prepare, contrive, devise imply planning for and making ready for something expected or thought possible. To prepare is to make ready beforehand for some approaching event, need, and the like: to prepare a room, a speech. Contrive and devise emphasize the exercise of ingenuity and inventiveness. The first word suggests a shrewdness that borders on trickery, but this is absent from devise : to contrive a means of escape; to devise a time-saving method. 3. make.

1. disorganize. Unabridged
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prepare (prɪˈpɛə)
1.  to make ready or suitable in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc: to prepare a meal; to prepare to go
2.  to put together using parts or ingredients; compose or construct
3.  (tr) to equip or outfit, as for an expedition
4.  (tr) music to soften the impact of (a dissonant note) by the use of preparation
5.  (foll by an infinitive) be prepared to be willing and able (to do something): I'm not prepared to reveal these figures
[C15: from Latin praeparāre, from prae before + parāre to make ready]

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Example sentences
We nuke prepared dishes rather than growing our own food and machine-wash
  ready-made clothes rather than sewing and scrubbing.
Being ready and prepared will have big effects to the interview.
Candidates should be prepared to teach a full range of undergraduate courses.
With a putty knife, take a little of the prepared mix and press it down into
  seams covered with mesh.
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