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 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!
3 READY TO DEAL WITH STH (not before noun) ready to do something or deal with a situation because you were expecting it to happen or because you have made careful and thorough preparations
(+ for): I wasn't prepared for all their questions. | well/badly prepared: Luckily we were well prepared for the storm. | ill-prepared (=not prepared to deal with a difficult situation): The country was ill-prepared to fight another war. | be prepared for the worst (=expect that something very bad may happen and be ready for it): There was no news and we were prepared for the worst.
4 READY TO BE USED (not before noun) arranged and ready to be used: The boss is due any minute - is everything prepared? | get sth prepared: By the time we'd got all our stuff prepared it was time to go on stage
5 MADE EARLIER planned, made, or written at an earlier time: The president read out a prepared statement. | hastily prepared (=prepared very quickly because you were not expecting something): Hastily prepared arrangements were made to welcome the new visitor.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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