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in order (for someone/something) to do something - definition and synonyms

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  1. so that someone can do something or something can happen

    In order for the company to be profitable, sales would need to rise by at least 60%.

    What do I have to do in order to convince them?

This is the British English definition of in order (for someone / something ) to do something. View American English definition of in order (for someone / something ) to do something.

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