pave the way for (something or someone)

idiom

: to make it easier for (something to happen or someone to do something)
The discovery paves the way for the development of effective new treatments.

Examples of pave the way for (something or someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 10-day mission is designed to pave the way for Artemis III to land two crew on the lunar surface—again close to the south pole. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Reproducing this colorant in the lab could pave the way for new methods of creating pigments. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 8 Feb. 2024 Consider exploring these crucial discussion prompts with your partner to pave the way for a secure and harmonious financial journey. Ebony Flake, Essence, 6 Feb. 2024 In Youngkin’s view, that means business-friendly bills that cut taxes, expand workforce training and pave the way for a sports arena in Alexandria for the Wizards and Capitals. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2024 Wednesday’s ruling leaves Move Forward vulnerable to more legal challenges, which could pave the way for its eventual disbandment. Muktita Suhartono, New York Times, 31 Jan. 2024 Linda Yaccarino, the CEO of X (formerly known as Twitter), also voiced support for the Stop CSAM Act, which would pave the way for victims of child exploitation to sue technology companies. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 31 Jan. 2024 That includes pledges of economic and security assistance that stretch into the next decade, and may pave the way for Ukraine to get integrated into Western blocs like the European Union and NATO. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2024 Ricard helped pave the way for the league’s top rushing attack, which ranked first in total yards (2,661) and second in rushing touchdowns (26). Brian Wacker, Baltimore Sun, 12 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Pave the way for (something or someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pave%20the%20way%20for%20%28something%20or%20someone%29. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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