preparar el terreno


preparar el terreno
preparar el terreno
figurado to pave the way, prepare the ground
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to pave the way
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(v.) = pave + the way (for/towards/to), set + the scene, clear + the path, smooth + the way, set + the stage, pave + the path (for/towards/to), pave + the path (for/towards/to), lay + the groundwork for, pave + the road (for/towards/to), clear + the way
Ex. In the face of present priorities and staff commitments, the Library feels that it cannot undertake a comprehensive study of the subject heading system that would pave the way for a major restructuring of the system.
Ex. Before we look at how libraries in Great Britain have responded to community information, first it is important to set the scene by examining in more detail some of these other information and advice services.
Ex. All of this was intended to clear for the reader his/her path in the catalog, to obviate anything that might distract his/her attention or otherwise retard his/her progress, and to facilitate in every way possible his/her search in the catalog.
Ex. Continued communication regarding procedures and results smooths the way for long-term understanding and willingness to participate = La comunicación permanente con respecto a procedimientos y resultados facilita el entendimiento a largo plazo y el deseo de participar.
Ex. Microcomputers or telecomputers (the successor to the television) set the stage for an interactive environment that can banish the 'master-slave' architecture of television and its progeny, the culture of passivity.
Ex. The article is entitled 'The long and winding road: the FCC paves the path with good intentions'.
Ex. The article is entitled 'The long and winding road: the FCC paves the path with good intentions'.
Ex. But if the groundwork for these accomplisments can be laid with patient, constructive efforts, that contribution is more important than presiding over the final act.
Ex. Together, these technologies pave the road for the introduction of interactive television to fully exploit the benefits of the conversion to digital.
Ex. Last night's decision by the Supreme Court has cleared the way for the government-backed transaction to take place immediately.
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(v.) = pave + the way (for/towards/to), set + the scene, clear + the path, smooth + the way, set + the stage, pave + the path (for/towards/to), pave + the path (for/towards/to), lay + the groundwork for, pave + the road (for/towards/to), clear + the way

Ex: In the face of present priorities and staff commitments, the Library feels that it cannot undertake a comprehensive study of the subject heading system that would pave the way for a major restructuring of the system.

Ex: Before we look at how libraries in Great Britain have responded to community information, first it is important to set the scene by examining in more detail some of these other information and advice services.
Ex: All of this was intended to clear for the reader his/her path in the catalog, to obviate anything that might distract his/her attention or otherwise retard his/her progress, and to facilitate in every way possible his/her search in the catalog.
Ex: Continued communication regarding procedures and results smooths the way for long-term understanding and willingness to participate = La comunicación permanente con respecto a procedimientos y resultados facilita el entendimiento a largo plazo y el deseo de participar.
Ex: Microcomputers or telecomputers (the successor to the television) set the stage for an interactive environment that can banish the 'master-slave' architecture of television and its progeny, the culture of passivity.
Ex: The article is entitled 'The long and winding road: the FCC paves the path with good intentions'.
Ex: The article is entitled 'The long and winding road: the FCC paves the path with good intentions'.
Ex: But if the groundwork for these accomplisments can be laid with patient, constructive efforts, that contribution is more important than presiding over the final act.
Ex: Together, these technologies pave the road for the introduction of interactive television to fully exploit the benefits of the conversion to digital.
Ex: Last night's decision by the Supreme Court has cleared the way for the government-backed transaction to take place immediately.


Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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