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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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David Madden, a market analyst at CMC Markets UK, said: "GBP/USD gained ground today after Theresa May hinted at a possible cabinet reshuffle.
The yen gained ground against other major currencies Tuesday after political opposition surfaced to a key Bank of Japan nominee who favors dovish policies on inflation.
Stocks gained ground after reports that Renesas Electronics Corp.
Polish presidential candidate Jaroslaw Kaczynski has gained ground over his opponent during the last debate before this weekend's runoff election, an online opinion poll said Thursday, according to dpa.
During the post-war Communist era, the site where the bombed apartment block stood remained vacant and attempts to find a use for it only gained ground after Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution of 1989.
It is also encouraging that the shares gained ground while oil prices rallied, underscoring the long-term strength in the equity.
Consumer finance, iron, rubber product and wholesale issues also gained ground.
Rancho Cucamonga fell a game further behind High Desert for the second-half title, which meant Lancaster gained ground despite a 9-8 loss to Lake Elsinore.
More than 10 years later, the product has gained ground on its own as an effective means of managing the risks of large and sophisticated contractors, a niche market where bonding capacity is seriously lacking, according to an article in the Sept.