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Synonyms for ready
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ready(adj)

    poised for action

    "their guns were at the ready"

    unavailable, unripe, unwilling, napping, off one's guard(p), off-guard(a), unprepared, off her guard, unintelligent, stupid, off your guard, flat-footed, off guard(p), off his guard, unready

  2. ready(adj)

    completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress

    "get ready"; "she is ready to resign"; "the bridge is ready to collapse"; "I am ready to work"; "ready for action"; "ready for use"; "the soup will be ready in a minute"; "ready to learn to read"

    quick, ready(a)

    unavailable, unprepared, unready, off one's guard(p), stupid, unwilling, off guard(p), off your guard, off his guard, off-guard(a), unintelligent, flat-footed, napping, unripe, off her guard

  3. ready(a)(adj)

    (of especially money) immediately available

    "he seems to have ample ready money"; "a ready source of cash"

    off guard(p), unprepared, stupid, unintelligent, napping, unripe, off your guard, off her guard, unavailable, off one's guard(p), off-guard(a), off his guard, unwilling, flat-footed, unready

  4. ready(adj)

    mentally disposed

    "he was ready to believe her"

    quick, ready(a)

    unready, stupid, off his guard, napping, unripe, off-guard(a), unavailable, off one's guard(p), unintelligent, off your guard, unwilling, off guard(p), unprepared, flat-footed, off her guard

  5. ready(adj)

    made suitable and available for immediate use

    "dinner is ready"

    quick, ready(a)

    off-guard(a), off her guard, napping, off your guard, unprepared, unready, flat-footed, stupid, off his guard, off one's guard(p), unwilling, unripe, off guard(p), unintelligent, unavailable

  6. quick, ready(verb)

    apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

    "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"

    immediate, straightaway, warm, fast, speedy, spry, agile, nimble, quick, prompt, flying, ready(a)

    off her guard, unintelligent, napping, stupid, unready, flat-footed, off one's guard(p), unavailable, off his guard, unripe, off your guard, unwilling, unprepared, off-guard(a), off guard(p)

  7. cook, fix, ready, make, prepare(verb)

    prepare for eating by applying heat

    "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

    wee-wee, take, hit, bring in, desexualise, restore, construct, doctor, draw, stool, have, lay down, mend, piddle, hold, desex, piss, constitute, fudge, do, reach, earn, stimulate, get to, shit, fix, pay back, posit, name, falsify, fixate, define, make water, progress to, create, crap, take a shit, pretend, cook, gain, defecate, establish, pee, realize, train, make up, specify, bushel, develop, sterilise, give, unsex, attain, relieve oneself, pull in, set, wee, induce, form, spend a penny, touch on, make, gear up, limit, fake, prepare, micturate, deposit, furbish up, take in, machinate, organise, repair, score, get, secure, build, situate, make believe, throw, pass water, arrive at, pee-pee, sterilize, set up, ca-ca, devise, misrepresent, determine, puddle, take a crap, clear, produce, nominate, groom, educate, manipulate, organize, take a leak, fasten, pay off, desexualize, cause, urinate, get up, wangle, work, realise, seduce

    off guard(p), flat-footed, unprepared, unwilling, off his guard, off one's guard(p), off her guard, unready, napping, unavailable, off your guard, unintelligent, unripe, stupid, off-guard(a)

  8. fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set(verb)

    make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

    "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

    localize, restore, organise, fructify, doctor, secure, cook, mend, touch on, launch, desex, jell, entrap, put, fixate, do, go under, congeal, effect, frame, place, fix, pay back, posit, install, set up, define, countersink, raise, lay, plant, coif, dress, found, specify, mark, arrange, establish, correct, fasten, train, effectuate, bushel, develop, sterilise, unsex, sterilize, set, desexualise, devise, make, sic, gear up, limit, get, prepare, put together, situate, coiffe, deposit, tack, furbish up, machinate, repair, pose, pitch, position, assemble, piece, rear, put in, typeset, rig, instal, order, ensnare, determine, coiffure, groom, erect, go down, put up, educate, organize, pay off, desexualize, localise, get up, lay out, adjust, tack together

    unripe, unavailable, off his guard, off-guard(a), off your guard, napping, unprepared, off her guard, unwilling, unready, unintelligent, off one's guard(p), stupid, flat-footed, off guard(p)


  1. ready(adjective)

    good to go

  2. ready(adjective)

    Prepared for immediate action or use.

    The troops are ready for battle.

    good to go

  3. ready(adjective)

    Inclined; apt to happen.

    good to go

  4. ready(adjective)

    Liable at any moment.

    The seed is ready to sprout.

    good to go

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ready

    Active refers to both quickness and constancy of action; in the former sense it is allied with agile, alert, brisk, etc.; in the latter, with busy, diligent, industrious. The active love employment, the busy are actually employed, the diligent and the industrious are habitually busy. The restless are active from inability to keep quiet; their activity may be without purpose, or out of all proportion to the purpose contemplated. The officious are undesirably active in the affairs of others. Compare ALERT; ALIVE; MEDDLESOME.

    active, agile, alert, brisk, bustling, busy, diligent, energetic, expeditious, industrious, lively, mobile, nimble, officious, prompt, quick, restless, sprightly, spry, supple, vigorous, wide awake

    dull, heavy, idle, inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, quiescent, quiet, slow, sluggish, stupid

    Active in work, in a cause; for an object, as for justice; with persons or instrumentalities; about something, as about other people's business.

Editors Contribution

  1. summerize

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ready(a.)

    prepared, in readiness

  2. ready(a.)

    prompt, quick, expeditious

  3. ready(a.)

    apt, expert, dexterous, adroit, clever, quick, sharp, smart

  4. ready(a.)

    willing, disposed, inclined

  5. ready(a.)

    near, handy, convenient, commodious, at hand

  6. ready(a.)

    easy, opportune, facile, short

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How to use ready in a sentence?

  1. Scott Gillespie:

    We've gotten to the point where we are ready for these fires year round, we're willing to do whatever it takes to fight these things but it's taking its toll.

  2. An NHS spokeswoman:

    As the CMO has said, the main barrier to vaccine delivery will be availability of the vaccine, and it is completely untrue that staffing constraints are currently standing in the way of vaccine rollout, with the NHS ready to deliver vaccine as supply becomes available, the NHS is off to a strong start vaccinating one million people and now beginning the rapid rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca, which will enable us to vaccinate millions more people with the support of tens of thousands of vaccinators.

  3. Larry Kudlow:

    We stand ready to negotiate with China anytime, if they are willing to engage in serious talks.

  4. Stephan Winkelmann:

    I think we are ready, as a brand, for a car that is daily usable, something that can be driven from A to B on a different price level and also a different [ production ] volume level.

  5. Jens Stoltenberg:

    We are ready to help, but they have to request it – so we will not send in troops and we will not do any activities in Libya at all without a request from the Libyan government. Britain has provisionally offered to contribute 1,000 troops to an Italian-led training mission. Stoltenberg also condemned flyby of Russian warplanes in the Baltic Sea over a US Navy destroyer that took place Monday. He called Russia’s behavior.

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