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To make something possible - thesaurus




to allow something to happen



to make it possible for someone to be considered as something or to receive or do something



to provide conditions that help something to happen



to make something possible



if something such as an object or situation allows you to do something, it makes it possible for you to do it

help along

to make something happen more quickly or easily



to make it easier for something to happen

put through

to make it certain that something is accepted, approved, or successfully completed

open up

to create a new opportunity or possibility



to make it possible for someone to achieve something

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admit of

to show that something is possible



Americaninformal to make something certain to happen

clear the way for something

to do what needs to be done so that something can happen without any problems



formal to make it possible or easier for something to happen

have a hand in something

to help to make something happen

hold out a possibility/prospect/promise etc.

to say or show that something may or will happen

hold the key (to something)

to make it possible to explain or solve something

make something count

to make something have as useful and positive an effect as possible

make sure

to take the action necessary to be sure that something will happen or be done

open the door/way

to make it possible for something to happen

open the floodgates

to suddenly make it possible or easier for a lot of things to happen

pave the way for something

to create a situation that makes it possible or easier for something to happen

permit of

to make something possible

provide for

formal to make it possible for something to happen in the future

see that someone does something/that something is done

to make sure that someone does something or that something happens

set the scene

to create the conditions that make it possible for an event to happen

set the stage for something

to create the conditions in which something is likely to happen

tip the balance/scales

to give someone or something enough of an advantage to influence a result or decision



mainly journalism if you unlock something that is not available, you make it available



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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