HyperDic: build_upon

English > 1 sense of the expression build upon:
VERBstativebuild upon, repose on, rest on, build onbe based on
English > build upon: 1 sense > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe based on; of theories and claims, for example.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsrepose on, rest on, build on
NarroweroweBe indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense
Broaderdepend on, devolve on, depend upon, ride, turn on, hinge on, hinge uponBe contingent on
Spanishbasarse, descansar

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