open the way


: to make (something) easier or more likely to happen
often + for or to
The court ruling opened the way for similar cases.It has opened the way to real progress.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In a strategy not possible with rogue groups that take hostages, the U.S. typically has diplomatic channels with foreign governments that open the way for negotiations. Louise Radnofsky, WSJ, 2 Apr. 2023 Moore’s obvious talent also inspired other engineers working for him, and, under his and Noyce’s leadership, Intel invented the microprocessors that would open the way to the personal computer revolution. Reuters, CNN, 24 Mar. 2023 In a state that already places strict limits on abortions after twenty-two weeks of pregnancy but allows terminations in other circumstances, the Kansas ballot initiative was an effort by conservative activists to open the way to a total ban. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 5 Aug. 2022 Key technical support for the S&P 500 Index (SPX) appears to rest near the 50-day moving average of 4070, but a drop below that could open the way to additional selling with the SPX still quite a ways above its 200-day moving average. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 18 May 2021 The deal that Argentina announced on Tuesday was seen by analysts as a welcome step forward that could open the way for progress with the IMF, even if Argentina's economic fortunes look fragile for the long term. Almudena Calatrava And Christopher Torchia, Star Tribune, 4 Aug. 2020 The loss by the Trojans could open the way for Oho State to find a way into the CFP at No. 5. Mark Heim |, al, 3 Dec. 2022 Fortunately this trial happened and can open the way for more trials. Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Jan. 2022 Related:Will special education debates open the way for school vouchers in Texas? Talia Richman, Dallas News, 20 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Open the way.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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