Definition of ready verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

ready

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈrɛdi//
 
ready somebody/yourself/something (for something)ready somebody/yourself/something (to do something)(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ready
 
he / she / it readies
 
past simple readied
 
-ing form readying
 
 
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to prepare someone/yourself/something for something Western companies were readying themselves for the challenge from Eastern markets.
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