prepare the way (for something)

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prepare the way (for something)

To create or prepare the basics or essential foundation (for something); to pave the way (for something). Our success with this healthcare bill wouldn't be possible, had the previous administration not prepared the way. As CEO of the company, I prepared the way for one of the most successful international firms in the country.
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He was to prepare the way for the one who was greater than anyone who had come before.
For opportunities for you and Israelis to come together as human beings -- no, more accurately as brothers and sisters -- in order to speak your truth to one another, to get to know one another as human beings, and to prepare the ways for peace; may your ears be large for listening compassionately and your tongues be clear for speaking your truth;