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synonyms for groundwork

  • preparation
  • ABCs
  • background
  • base
  • bedrock
  • cornerstone
  • footing
  • foundation
  • ground
  • infrastructure
  • origin
  • preliminaries
  • root
  • substratum
  • understructure
  • underpinning
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How to use groundwork in a sentence

While Senate Democrats and Governor Newsom blocked our amendment efforts, we did lay the groundwork for voters themselves to permanently shelve AB 5 in the November election.
SACRAMENTO REPORT: 3 TAKEAWAYS FROM A WILD LEGISLATIVE SESSIONSARA LIBBYSEPTEMBER 4, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Barrios also appears to have spent some of his final time in Gómez’s office laying the groundwork for his union job.
MORNING REPORT: NEW ETHICS CONCERNS FOR CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATEVOICE OF SAN DIEGOSEPTEMBER 3, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Other records obtained by VOSD suggest that Barrios was, at the very least, using his final days in office to lay the groundwork for his private union work.
BARRIOS WAS PAID BY UNION WHILE WORKING FOR COUNCIL PRESIDENTANDREW KEATTS AND JESSE MARXSEPTEMBER 2, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Now, as the race for a Covid-19 vaccine continues, that groundwork could make it easier to immunize against the novel coronavirus once a shot reaches the market.
WHAT H1N1 TAUGHT THE US ABOUT DELIVERING PANDEMIC VACCINESKATHERINE ELLEN FOLEYAUGUST 7, 2020QUARTZ
It adds a layer of compatibility that lays the groundwork not just for brain-inspired computers, but also for brain-machine interfaces and—perhaps—a sort of “cyborg” future.
SCIENTISTS USED DOPAMINE TO SEAMLESSLY MERGE ARTIFICIAL AND BIOLOGICAL NEURONSSHELLY FANJUNE 23, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Alito also feared that the court’s opinion might lay broader groundwork for a constitutional ruling protecting people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity as strictly as it protects them from sex discrimination.
SUPREME COURT EXPANDS WORKPLACE EQUALITY TO LGBTQ EMPLOYEES, BUT QUESTIONS REMAINLGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 17, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
In the clear light of a window at the woman's back, her hair, with a groundwork of crimson, was overshot with iridescent lights.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
Had cooked up the scheme for pulling it off and had spent a good two weeks laying the groundwork.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
The valves, gear, and nozzles were perhaps improved in detail; but the groundwork was unchanged.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
I chanced on a hedge-sparrow's lately, the whole groundwork of which was composed of the dry vines of the wild white convolvulus.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GROUNDWORK

  • authority
  • backbone
  • basis
  • chief constituent
  • core
  • essence
  • essential
  • evidence
  • foundation
  • fundamental
  • groundwork
  • heart
  • important part
  • infrastructure
  • key
  • origin
  • primary element
  • principal
  • principle
  • root
  • source
  • underpinning
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.