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Synonyms for undergird

lend moral support to

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make secure underneath

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It is this kind of thinking that might well undergird our thoughts about photography.
FFF, based in Britain, aims to equip those from former communist lands with the moral and spiritual values that will undergird democracy.
The quality of the final result, sound monetary policy to undergird and support our economy, is the most important of the interests in question.
Scientists from academia, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations set out the empirical foundation to undergird scientifically sound and practical programs to manage habitats and populations.
In this report the TeacherSolutions Teacher Working Conditions team--a group of 14 accomplished teachers who work in mostly high-needs schools and districts, both urban and rural, draw on current research and Center for Teaching Quality case studies to identify essential, research-based principles that must undergird sustainable and effective teaching reforms.
These letters provide links between the stories, and provide the reader with an overall sense of the larger tale: the politics of power and race that undergird life in this island community.
11] By placing ourselves in the social context of the urban poor, we can surface preexisting theories, biases, assumptions that undergird and influence the theology which we have done.
of Aberdeen, Scotland) examines the two virtually invisible organizations that undergird modern communications across national borders.
In conversations with Wilder Research, key actors from community coalitions described their models, the strategies they used, what they expected to achieve, factors that contributed to their success, and the assumptions or theories of change that undergird their strategies.
Chapters two and three - "A Black Man's Place in Black Feminist Criticism" and "Negotiations of Power: White Critics, Black Texts, and the Self-Referential Impulse" - provide nuanced readings of the fear and protectionism that undergird debates about "border crossing," the unwillingness of many feminists to approve of male participation in feminist discourse, the possibilities of afrocentric feminism as an alternative for Afro-American men's "re-vis(ion)ing" themselves, summaries of the development of critical debates on the role of the white critic in Afro-Americanist cultural criticism, and encouragement for Afro-American literary scholars to stay abreast of emerging criticism to guard against work that encourages the "advocacy of older, caucacentric orders.
The book's breezy tone and light-hearted title belie the thoughtfulness and scholarly sophistication that undergird almost every assertion that Landsburg makes, no matter how outrageous.
In a talk crackling with insight and humour, Dr Sacks made a plea for Western society to return to the spiritual values which undergird true liberty.
Still, the giggles are inevitably laced with a bit of nervousness, for while the show is quite clearly a send-up, what it is sending up are the cultural and social values that undergird the wildly free marketplace which young people today are being socialized to compete in, or die trying.
Memorizing means stocking the imagination with the experiences, images, and symbols that undergird the words.