Meaning of “pave the way” in the English Dictionary

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"pave the way" in British English

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pave the way

C2 If something paves the way for/to something else, it makes the other thing possible:

Scientists hope that data from the probe will pave the way for a more detailed exploration of Mars.

(Definition of “pave the way” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)