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  • nounbasis for something physical or mental
  • nounestablished institution

synonyms for foundation

  • authority
  • base
  • bedrock
  • groundwork
  • infrastructure
  • support
  • ABCs
  • basics
  • bed
  • bottom
  • foot
  • footing
  • ground
  • guts
  • heart
  • justification
  • nitty-gritty
  • nub
  • prop
  • reason
  • root
  • stay
  • substratum
  • substructure
  • understructure
  • bottom line
  • brass tacks
  • nuts and bolts
  • underpinning
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antonyms for foundation

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  • cowardice
  • exterior
  • exteriority
  • fear
  • outside
  • top
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    How to use foundation in a sentence

    It’s not OK for kids to move on in some grade levels when the foundation of what they need for the next grade level, they don’t have.
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    Google has an estimated almost 90% share of the search market in the US, and this is the foundation upon which its gargantuan online advertising business rests.
    THE FUTURE OF GOOGLE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR SEARCHPETE ECKERSLEYFEBRUARY 5, 2021SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
    If someone wants to challenge me, my faith — that’s our background, foundation.
    PELOTON MAKES TONING YOUR GLUTES FEEL SPIRITUAL. BUT SHOULD JESUS BE PART OF THE EXPERIENCE?MICHELLE BOORSTEINFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    General relativity has become the foundation for today’s understanding of the cosmos.
    EINSTEIN’S THEORY OF GENERAL RELATIVITY UNVEILED A DYNAMIC AND BIZARRE COSMOSELIZABETH QUILLFEBRUARY 3, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
    The deal in France serves as a foundation for licensing agreements with individual publishers.
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    Putin-insider-turned-whistleblower, Sergei Kolesnikov, also laid some of the foundations for the investigation.
    THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW ALEXEY NAVALNY UNCOVERED PUTIN'S $1.3 BILLION PALACEMADELINE ROACHEJANUARY 29, 2021TIME
    The foundations were laid using processes that don’t hurt local wildlife or expose future residents to sea-level rise.
    AMSTERDAM IS EMBRACING A RADICAL NEW ECONOMIC THEORY TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT. COULD IT ALSO REPLACE CAPITALISM?CIARA NUGENTJANUARY 22, 2021TIME
    I thought about our foundation’s motto—“Everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy and productive life”—and how it’s hard to stay healthy if your local medical clinic can’t keep vaccines cold because the refrigerators don’t work.
    BILL GATES: HERE'S A FORMULA THAT EXPLAINS WHERE WE NEED TO INVEST IN CLIMATE INNOVATIONBILL GATESJANUARY 22, 2021TIME
    Iran’s president called it a proof of how fragile were the foundations of this democracy.
    THE U.S. CAPITOL ATTACKED REMINDED ME OF THE 1979 US EMBASSY SEIZURE AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN EXTREMISM WINSROYA HAKAKIANJANUARY 19, 2021TIME
    Bill Gates, whose foundation provided much of the funding, pushed Oxford to team up with a major company that could test, manufacture and distribute the vaccine.
    MRNA TECHNOLOGY GAVE US THE FIRST COVID-19 VACCINES. IT COULD ALSO UPEND THE DRUG INDUSTRYWALTER ISAACSONJANUARY 11, 2021TIME
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    WORDS RELATED TO FOUNDATION

    • alliance
    • association
    • circle
    • council
    • federation
    • foundation
    • fraternity
    • institute
    • league
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