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Is there any single word for "create a container"? Or even "lay a foundation", "prepare the ground"?

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    There seem to be some very different requests here, Meenohara (though metaphorically, they're not irreconcilable). Could you give an example sentence with a space where the envisaged verb would fit? // If it fits, I'll give the answer 'anticipate' (as in 'In his book Matter and Memory of 1896, Bergson anticipated the quantum conception of matter'). Commented Nov 15, 2019 at 10:11
  • @EdwinAshworth I am designing my oracle deck for which I needed a word which means preparing for a beginning, having a prepared ground or having an empty cup that is possible to fill. I have already received my answer, but open for more words.
    – Meenohara
    Commented Nov 16, 2019 at 15:31

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Initialize:

set to the value or put in the condition appropriate to the start of an operation.
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  • Thanks, this is helpful although quite tech-y. After seeing the word you suggested I was thinking "reset" or "reboot" may be appropriate for my purpose. Still looking for synonyms, but you just gave me what I was looking for.
    – Meenohara
    Commented Nov 16, 2019 at 15:29

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