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See definition of preparative on Dictionary.com
  • as inintroductory
  • as inpreparatory
  • as inprolegomenous

synonyms for preparative

  • inaugural
  • preparatory
  • anterior
  • basic
  • beginning
  • early
  • elementary
  • incipient
  • inductive
  • initial
  • initiatory
  • opening
  • original
  • precursory
  • prefatory
  • prelusive
  • primary
  • prior
  • proemial
  • provisional
  • rudimentary
  • starting
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antonyms for preparative

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  • concluding
  • ending
  • final
  • finishing
  • last
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    How to use preparative in a sentence

    This, if this were some preparative for chasing, was what Daun did of it, in the cavalry way; and this was all.
    HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XVIII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
    I have time for a few lines preparative to what is to happen in an hour or two; and I love to write to the moment.
    CLARISSA, VOLUME 5 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
    If I were to elongate my phiz by way of preparative for a sigh, she would split her little sides with laughing at me.
    THE KENTUCKIAN IN NEW-YORK, VOLUME I (OF 2)WILLIAM ALEXANDER CARUTHERS
    This, no doubt, would be a better preparative for successful dealing with the young than is generally thought.
    THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 20, NO. 121, NOVEMBER, 1867VARIOUS
    This preparative sweetness, with her goodness just before, confirmed my apprehensions.
    CLARISSA, VOLUME 1 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
    But suffering is a good preparative for pleasure, and there is no sweetner of liberty like previous confinement.
    THE HEADSMANJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
    It is conjectured that this band is the preparative of a political revolution, instigated by the agents of Mazzini.
    THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 3, NO. 2, MAY, 1851VARIOUS
    And their love to you is as great a preparative to your success.
    A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY (PART 2 OF 4)RICHARD BAXTER
    The travelling-bag, that suspicious preparative, completed the demonstration.
    TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
    He is the first tincture and rudiment of a writer, dipped as yet in the preparative blue, like an almanac well-willer.
    CHARACTER WRITINGS OF THE 17TH CENTURYVARIOUS
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO PREPARATIVE

    • anterior
    • basic
    • beginning
    • early
    • elementary
    • inaugural
    • incipient
    • inductive
    • initial
    • initiatory
    • opening
    • original
    • precursory
    • prefatory
    • prelusive
    • preparative
    • preparatory
    • primary
    • prior
    • proemial
    • provisional
    • rudimentary
    • starting
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