prelude noun

ADJ. essential, inevitable, necessary

VERB + PRELUDE consider sth, see sth as

PREP. as a ~ events held as a prelude to the Christmas festivities | ~ for the prelude for the battles ahead | ~ to He considered the strikes a prelude to the great socialist revolution.

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