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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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Working with the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense and General Staff lawyers in Kabul, instructors from the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) broke new ground by finalizing revisions to a draft Afghan Code of Military Justice (ACMJ) in August.
With her 1998 solo debut - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill - the Fugees singer broke new ground with her mixture of R&B, reggae, rap and soul.
Mikel Delzangles, a rising star of the training ranks in France, broke new ground when he saddled his first Royal Ascot winner with his first runner when Chineur obliged in the King's Stand Stakes yesterday.
Secter's next film also broke new ground by portraying a romance between a white male stagehand and a female performer from a visiting Chinese dance troupe.
Widely reported to be the first black self-made millionaire, Walker broke new ground, creating wealth through entrepreneurship and real estate, financing black institutions, and mentoring professionals.