Definition of preparatory to in English:

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preparatory to

As a preparation for: she applied her makeup preparatory to leaving
More example sentences
  • He explained that civil orders - similar to anti-social behaviour orders - could be imposed against individuals who had not committed an offence but were suspected of ‘acts preparatory to terrorism’.
  • That song always reminds me of sitting on my bedroom floor making collages for my portfolio, preparatory to going for my interview for the art A-level course at Brunel College of Arts and Technology (now City of Bristol College).
  • This afternoon I used various cleaning substances and a battery powered scrubbing device to eliminate anything growing in the grout along the edge of my tub preparatory to re-sealing the seam with silicon.
Synonyms
in preparation for, before, prior to, preliminary to
See parent entry: preparatory
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