preparatory to

preposition

: in preparation for

Examples of preparatory to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That mission, known as Artemis 1, will be preparatory to a similar crewed mission that could be flown as early as 2024. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 4 Nov. 2022 So a necessary regime of discussion preparatory to reform is displaced by a regime of accusation and confession. David Bromwich, Harper's Magazine, 27 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preparatory to was in 1649

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“Preparatory to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preparatory%20to. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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