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Synonyms for ready

Synonyms for ready

in a state of preparedness

disposed to accept or agree

to prepare (oneself) for action

to cause to be ready, as for use, consumption, or a special purpose

Synonyms for ready

poised for action

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

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(of especially money) immediately available

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mentally disposed

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made suitable and available for immediate use

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apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

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But he was not so quick and ready with them as he had been earlier in the day.
Your majesty's mind may be quite at ease," replied the officer; "I have my answer ready.
The carriage came; and he entered the house again at the same moment, just in time to spend a few minutes with the family, and be a witness--but that he saw nothing-- of the tranquil manner in which the daughters were parted with, and just in time to prevent their sitting down to the breakfast-table, which, by dint of much unusual activity, was quite and completely ready as the carriage drove from the door.
The thought pleased the good cobbler very much; and one evening, when all the things were ready, they laid them on the table, instead of the work that they used to cut out, and then went and hid themselves, to watch what the little elves would do.
Make ready, indeed," growled Good; "when one has only a flannel shirt and a pair of boots, that does not take long.
Across the wasted meadowlands and fields of John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, Tarzan of the Apes looked, as a stranger, upon the moving figures of Basuli and his braves as they prepared their morning meal and made ready to set out upon the expedition which Basuli had planned after discovering the havoc and disaster which had befallen the estate of his dead master.
Besides, we have got ready, our host's horse has been harnessed, and we'll get there with God's help
The time consumed in performing this process, and the further delay occasioned by paying small outstanding debts to tradespeople, and settling with the owner of the house, detained us till nearly noon before we were ready to get into the landlord's cart.
She will not be here a year hence, poor darling, so no one need dread future responsibility," said Aunt Myra, folding her black gloves as if all ready for the funeral.
He looked the brightest and the youngest of living elderly gentlemen, with his smart blue frock-coat, his winning smile, his ruby ring, and his ready compliment.
He stood with his feet close together, his knees bent outwards, ready for a dash inwards or a spring out.
He commanded to make ready for him a good ship; quoth he, he would seek the war-king over the swan's path; the renowned prince since he had need of men.
Thanks to her own experience, and thanks to the "Journal" of events at Rome, questions about her life in Canada and questions about Colonel Roseberry's illness found her ready with answers which (even if suspicion had existed) would have disarmed suspicion on the spot.
But though Mrs Miller did not refrain from a short expostulation in private at their first meeting, yet the occasion of his being summoned downstairs that morning was of a much more agreeable kind, being indeed to perform the office of a father to Miss Nancy, and to give her in wedlock to Mr Nightingale, who was now ready drest, and full as sober as many of my readers will think a man ought to be who receives a wife in so imprudent a manner.
A whiff of warm breath, a little soft tuft on its paw--: and immediately wert thou ready to love and lure it.