make (oneself or something) ready (for someone or something)

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make (oneself or something) ready (for someone or something)

To become or make something prepared for something or someone. I don't think I'll have enough time to make myself ready for the gala this evening! John, please make the spare rooms ready for Jane and the kids before they get here. Gentlemen, make ready for our immediate departure!
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There is no play today as the arena is made ready for the TV cameras.
The telescope is being made ready to join a system of antennae which together will form the world's most powerful radio telescope.
Taiwan-based Sampo Corporation announced today the launch of its new DVD Recorder, the DV-R1, made ready for the mass market by Cirrus Logic Inc.
With Video On Demand (VOD), Subscription Video On Demand (S-VOD), Network Personal Video Recorders (N-PVR), and "Anything On Demand" (X-VOD) all being made ready for widespread deployment by service providers throughout the world, the market for VOD servers is heating up, reports In-Stat/MDR (http://www.
Mforma will be distributing games, developed by Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax's computer games group, and made ready for wireless by Vir2L, to its network of more than 40 leading wireless operators around the world.
Because of Basis Technology's outstanding work, we have been able to dramatically increase the speed with which new medical source information is tagged with keywords and made ready for searching by the thousands of medical professionals who rely on us to provide them with fast and accurate access to critical information," said Robert Terdeman, SVP and CTO, Rogers MIS.
Astrom further added: "the parking basement has been excavated and in process of building foundation; rebar steel has been installed; perimeter walls to receive forms and steel are simultaneously being made ready for additional concrete pours.
Astrom further added: "Demolition and land clearing have been completed; the parking basement has been excavated and in process of building foundation; rebar steel has been installed; and perimeter walls to receive forms and steel are simultaneously being made ready for additional concrete pours.
CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS REPORT: demolition and land clearing have been completed; the parking basement has been excavated and in process of building foundation; building forms for concrete column dowels is ongoing, when forms are in place, rebar steel will be installed; Perimeter wall to receive forms and steel are simultaneously being made ready for concrete pour, as well as underground plumbing.
NRES projects are: Building a 60 unit luxury apartment house in Miami known as GRANADA GRAND, upon sale the company will generate $7,000,000 revenues and $2,500,000 net income in 2002; Building a 60 unit luxury apartment house in Miami known as CONQUISTADOR PLAZA, now under construction, generating $7,000,000 revenues upon sale, and $2,500,000 net income in 2002; CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS REPORT: demolition and land clearing have been completed; the parking basement has been excavated and in process of building foundation; building forms for concrete column dowels is ongoing, when forms are in place, rebar steel will be installed; Perimeter wall to receive forms and steel are simultaneously being made ready for concrete pour, as well as underground plumbing.
Music videos, interstitial material and commercials are cached into the video server system and made ready for immediate playback to five Asia Pacific markets.
As additional lands are made ready for development by RioCan over the next 12-18 months, it is expected that up to a further 125,000 square feet will be constructed as part of RioCan Centre.
Just as important, the Coliseum is a thoroughly analyzed site that can be refurbished and made ready for NFL football in relatively short order.
These aircraft will be made ready for sale or lease and we are presently reviewing several options, including converting the aircraft into freighter configuration.
They could be made ready for a surge military transportation requirement in 10 to 30 days.