verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Prepare (someone or something) for an activity or purpose.

    ‘the spare transformer was readied for shipment’
    with object and infinitive ‘she had readied herself to speak first’
    • ‘Their activity picked up and they began putting explosives into bags and readying their weapons.’
    • ‘For now he sits outside that room, in a kind of waiting area, readying himself.’
    • ‘With the same careful preparation as the previous week he readied himself for his next meeting with Myra.’
    • ‘The latter, in turn, with a gleam in their eyes, have set on the task of readying their nets for a venture that could bring them a big catch.’
    • ‘Rick readied his weapon and prepared to jump out as soon as the barrage of bullets had stopped.’
    • ‘The resulting work is a super-sized bug that is readying itself for battle.’
    • ‘Preparation of a descriptive memorandum is a major step in readying your business for market.’
    • ‘They readied themselves to demand it, and they prepared to pay the price.’
    • ‘It may sound like the voice of someone readying themselves for a downward swing in work, a shift into the slow lane.’
    • ‘Today my task is going to be readying our apartment for this party we're having tonight.’
    • ‘Internet software and hardware enablers specialize in readying a company's systems for the Internet.’
    • ‘Go to Esfahan now and it's as if the whole city were forever readying itself for an impromptu royal visit.’
    • ‘The American government is readying itself - and the world - for action.’
    • ‘Going by the jostling crowd at the venue, Delhiites seem to be readying themselves for the coming wedding season.’
    • ‘And seeking to be bigger, it is supposed to be readying itself for an initial public offering.’
    • ‘Although the room was not operational, officers were readying themselves.’
    • ‘The timetable may simply reflect a realistic assessment of the complexity of readying the bank for a public offering.’
    • ‘As a starting point, we are readying our house here in Lincolnshire for the market, planning to sell it and move elsewhere.’
    • ‘It's the trail of a group remarkably skilled at regenerating and always readying itself for the next attack.’
    • ‘Am I talking as a way of coming to terms with the past, attempting to clarify the present and readying myself for the future?’
    prepare, get ready, make ready, organize, equip, put together, fix
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