build upon

Depend on, rest on, repose on, rely upon, calculate upon, reckon upon, count upon.

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  • build upon — verb be based on; of theories and claims, for example What s this new evidence based on? • Syn: ↑repose on, ↑rest on, ↑build on • Hypernyms: ↑depend on, ↑devolve on, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • build upon — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms build upon : present tense I/you/we/they build upon he/she/it builds upon present participle building upon past tense built upon past participle built upon same as build on 2) The project will build upon… …   English dictionary

  • build upon — verb /bɪldʌpɑn,bɪldʌpɔn/ to form by combining materials or parts on top of a surface or foundation …   Wiktionary

  • build — build1 [ bıld ] (past tense and past participle built [ bılt ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to make a building or other large structure by putting its parts together: Do you know when this house was built? They re building a new… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • build on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms build on : present tense I/you/we/they build on he/she/it builds on present participle building on past tense built on past participle built on 1) build on or build onto build something on/onto something to… …   English dictionary

  • build — I UK [bɪld] / US verb Word forms build : present tense I/you/we/they build he/she/it builds present participle building past tense built UK [bɪlt] / US past participle built *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to make a building or other large… …   English dictionary

  • build — [c]/bɪld / (say bild) verb (built or, Archaic, builded, building) –verb (t) 1. to construct (something relatively complex) by assembling and combining parts: build a house; build an empire. 2. to establish, increase, and strengthen: to build a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • build on — verb be based on; of theories and claims, for example (Freq. 2) What s this new evidence based on? • Syn: ↑repose on, ↑rest on, ↑build upon • Hypernyms: ↑depend on, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • build on/upon — [phrasal verb] 1 build on/upon (something) : to use (something that has been done in the past) as a basis for further work, development, etc. Each president builds on/upon the success of each past president. These classes will help students build …   Useful english dictionary

  • build — vb Build, construct, erect, frame, raise, rear are comparable when they mean to form or fashion a structure or something comparable to a structure. Build strictly implies a fitting together of parts and materials to form something which may be… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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