Definition of prepared

Prepared is a term derived from set up. East verb (to prepare), in turn, has several meanings: therefore, the various uses of prepared are related to the meanings of preparing.


Chemical or industrial preparation

In the field of medicineis classified as prepared at drug arranged according to the presentation and the appropriate dose for its use. In this context, it is important to mention that the action of preparing can refer to moderating the strength of the active ingredient of a medicine so that it reaches the degree that is needed for curative purposes.

A preparation is a medicine made according to precise instructions

The concept also refers to any substance manufactured industrially for a specific purpose. By example“At my request, the doctor prescribed a pharmaceutical preparation to prevent allergies”“I have to buy a food preparation that the nutritionist recommended”“I usually make milanesas with a preparation that helps the breadcrumbs adhere better to the meat”.

Trained or ready for a goal

Prepare can also be associated with to study oa get ready for him developing or the execution of something: “I think the president is a very prepared man, capable of getting the country to overcome the economic and social crisis”“I am prepared for the beginning of winter since I bought a lot of groceries”“I guess no one is prepared to face such a tragedy”.

While the previous meaning converts the term into a noun (except in cases such as “a medicine prepared”, where it is an adjective that modifies the noun “medicine”), in this case we must always understand it as an adjective. This means that it is used to give information about the subject, which is usually a person who must face some challenge, usually of an educational, work or emotional nature.

The first example tells us about a president who, according to the sender’s opinion, has the tools necessary to deal with the crisis currently plaguing your country. Depending on the case, we can understand that it is not only about preparation at a technical level, which includes theoretical knowledge and a level of communication to overcome the typical obstacles of these social and economic problems, but also at an emotional level, since rulers never cease to be persons, sentient beings who are obliged to communicate with others from humanity before from your office.

The second sentence introduces us to a person who has taken it upon himself to buy enough food to face the cold of winter. Let’s not forget that in some parts of the world, low temperatures are compounded by snow and rain, which make it very difficult to leave the house. Lastly, we mentioned that no one is likely to have the emotional resources necessary to get through a tragedy: No matter how much we prepare, the loss of a loved one, a war or a natural disaster are situations that often overcome us.

Once we finish the pending tasks, we are ready

Synonym of “ready”

What is prepared, meanwhile, is clever or in the necessary conditions“Everything is ready for the start of the Pan American Games”“The museum is ready to host a new edition of the Regional Congress of Archaeology”“Please, leave the apartment ready that we will have visitors”.

In this case we have a similar meaning to the previous one, although it no longer refers to the tools available to a person but to the state of a process. The first example speaks of the Pan American Games, confirming that “everything” is ready, that is, that the organization has come to an end and the event can start without problem. The second tells us that the staff of a museum have already finished the preparations to receive a certain Congress. Finally, the speaker asks his interlocutor to tidy up his apartment before the guests arrive.


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