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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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Source Technologies, a leading provider of integrated solutions for managing financial transactions and other secure business processes, has broken new ground with the first line of multi-function MICR printers for the financial services industry.
NCB has broken new ground in Co-op mortgage finance," said Grace Huebscher, corporate vice president of the institution.
In a special July issue, LCT Magazine has broken new ground in the limousine industry by naming not only the largest fleets in America, but also a "Who's Who" list in chauffeured transportation.
By utilizing his strong economic background and extensive financial knowledge, he has pioneered innovative products and broken new ground in Emerging Markets research," said Sekiguchi.
MBI is a leader in nutraceutical development and has broken new ground in taking very complex formulations combining macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals, amino acids) into a delicious, easy to mix drink format.