UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/prɪˈpɛərd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/priˈpeɪrd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pri pârd)

From the verb prepare: (⇒ conjugate)
prepared is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. prepared [responses, answers] (to)
  2. only [accepted, answered, took] prepared questions
  3. [read, recite, answer] from a prepared script
  4. read (out) a prepared statement
  5. didn't have [a speech, his answer, a presentation] prepared
  6. a prepared [dish, meal, dinner]
  7. a ready-prepared [meal, answer]
  8. get the arrangements prepared [early, in advance]
  9. am [well, poorly, reasonably] prepared for
  10. feel [well] prepared for
  11. Do you feel prepared?
  12. Are you prepared for tomorrow?
  13. was not prepared for that!
  14. are prepared for [anything, any eventuality]
  15. prepared for any [flood, hurricane, earthquake, disaster]
  16. the [area, town, city, house] was not prepared for the [flood]
  17. getting prepared for the [party, vacation, meeting]
  18. (not) prepared to [take, accept, give, go, pay, make]
  19. [must, will, should, would] be prepared to [take]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. prepare to be [amazed, shocked, awed]
  2. prepare to [hear, see, go, take]
  3. prepare for [work, vacation, school, the day]
  4. prepare for the [exam, test, final]
  5. prepare [in advance, ahead of time]
  6. prepare a [report, plan, draft]
  7. prepare [food, lunch]
  8. preparing [steak, the vegetables] for [dinner]
  9. preparing for [college, war, winter]
  10. (warned to) prepare for the worst
  11. prepare yourself for the [party, interview, date]
  12. mentally prepare yourself
  13. the [troops, soldiers, students, workers] prepared themselves
  14. prepare and [submit, present, deliver]
  15. prepare your child for [the world, life]
  16. prepared [carefully, meticulously, without thought]
  17. prepared with [love, care]
  18. prepared for [anything, whatever, it]
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