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[stey-tid] /ˈsteɪ tɪd/
fixed or settled:
a stated price.
explicitly set forth; declared as fact.
recognized or official.
Origin of stated
1635-45; state + -ed2
Related forms
statedly, adverb
unstated, adjective
well-stated, adjective Unabridged
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  • All this was well stated by Mr. Bibb, of Kentucky, in a speech on these French claims upon the bill of the present year.

  • Your declaration on the inalienable rights of men is well stated.

    America First Various
  • The causes of the failure of the pre-scientific world are well stated by a living writer.

  • But this last point has been well stated by Reynolds and Barry.

    Beauty Alexander Walker
  • The chief cause of these attacks is so well stated by the sober-minded historian,5 that I cannot refrain from quoting his remarks.

    Rulers of India: Lord Clive George Bruce Malleson
  • It is well stated, "that civilization is at present rudimentary, and that it is to develop indefinitely."

    Labor and Freedom Eugene V. Debs
  • This important distinction has been well stated by Professor Mills of Oxford.

  • Our battle cry has been so well stated by Mr. Henry that we need but to repeat it now—Liberty or Death!

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  • The answer to that question was well stated many years ago by one of the most subtle moralists of love.

  • The state of things, in the later ages of these nations, is well stated by a late writer of the first authority.

British Dictionary definitions for well stated


(esp of a sum) determined by agreement; fixed
explicitly formulated or narrated: a stated argument
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