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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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Sentiment may be gaining ground due to a slew of healthy macroeconomic indicators: inflation is seen to ease in the coming months from rice importation and suspension of the oil excise tax and a strengthening peso," she said.
Speaking during a visit to Moscow, Mr Johnson said: "I think the argument is gaining ground that it would be madness to leave the EU without taking back control of our regulatory freedoms."
Food prices have been gaining ground since hitting a near seven-year low in January after four straight annual declines, and the UN Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) now expects them to be stable for the next decade.
IPHA is the lead on Gaining Ground because of its experience with project management and the infrastructure to meet communication needs, such as webinars, teleconferencing and social media.
Sherly Diaz's article reports that "Environmental conservation has been gaining ground in Panama, with the number of companies involved in recycling having increased, as has been the case with oils or lubricants.
Two polls released on Friday showed President Nicolas Sarkozy trimming Socialist Francois Hollande's lead for France's presidential runoff vote, the latest surveys to show the incumbent gaining ground after Wednesday's televised debate.
Summary: DUBAI -- While the Arab media is gaining ground in the United States and Europe, the West believes Arab revolutionary 'Spring' will transform the Arab world, and Egypt is seen as leading change in the region, according to a recent study.
"Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades" looked at the critical 6th- to 8th-grade years in the context of standards-based education.
GAINING GROUND had finished tailed off at 50-1 and 200-1 on two chase starts for Graeme McPherson last winter, but the money came for him on his third start in the staying handicap at Fontwell yesterday and he justified the support when galloping his rivals into submission from the front.
This new field, known as synthetic biology, is gaining ground for developing highly efficient applications in areas including energy production, pollution remediation, agriculture, and medicine.
Rhetoric of the week: Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi says that Iran's visionary and revolutionary ideas are now gaining ground in the Western world.
The method is gaining ground among eco-friendly expats, with around 40 people using it.
Summary: Firefighters say they are gaining ground against California's latest massive wildfire.
Hypermarkets were gaining ground, while small and mid-sized shops were losing customers nationwide.