readiness noun

ADJ. greater | constant | combat The troops were in a state of combat readiness.

VERB + READINESS declare, express, indicate, show, signal Hungary has indicated its readiness to sign the treaty. | hold sb/sth in He held his gun in readiness.

PREP. in ~ (for) service the car in readiness for the journey | ~ for to express a readiness for change

PHRASES a state of readiness