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Synonyms for ground

Synonyms for ground

that on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests

a basis for an action or a decision

a fact or circumstance that gives logical support to an assertion, claim, or proposal

that which provides a reason or justification

Synonyms for ground

a rational motive for a belief or action

the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface

a relation that provides the foundation for something

a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)

the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground

material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)

a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused

a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

(art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting

the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

fix firmly and stably


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confine or restrict to the ground

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place or put on the ground

instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject

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bring to the ground

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hit or reach the ground

throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage

hit a groundball

hit onto the ground

cover with a primer

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connect to a ground

use as a basis for

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Fong appeared to be gaining ground, leading Boxer statewide except in the Democratic strongholds of Los Angeles County and the San Francisco area.
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While VoIP is not expected to surpass landline services any time in the near future, the service is gaining ground.
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As service providers upgrade their GSM networks to WCDMA, Ericsson is clearly gaining ground in almost every region of the world," said Greg Collins, Senior Director of Mobility Infrastructure Research.
Yeltsin has been gaining ground in the polls against Gennadi Zyuganov, the Communist candidate.
Active sensors are gaining ground over passive sensors in the automotive speed and position sensor space," notes Simon Schofield, Senior Analyst in the Automotive Practice.
New-technology flowmeters have been gaining ground on traditional flowmeters in the past few years because they typically have higher accuracy, lower maintenance, and no moving parts.
IP Storage is rapidly gaining ground in the broadcast media and post-production markets.
Starting with case studies of health improvement innovations in place at three national health plans, this report then delves into two parallel tactics that are gaining ground among employers: pitting departments against each other in a friendly competition for the healthiest workers and rewarding employees for healthy lifestyle choices.
Digital signage, which is gaining ground as an alternative advertisement media, provides vendors and equipment manufacturers with the potential to develop a suite of new solutions that take advantage of IP over satellite," said Baugh.