build upon

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: upon - be based on; of theories and claims, for example; "What's this new evidence based on?"
depend on, depend upon, devolve on, hinge on, hinge upon, turn on, ride - be contingent on; "The outcomes rides on the results of the election"; "Your grade will depends on your homework"
owe - be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense; "This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory"
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This is in the supposition of his attachment continuing what it now is; but I do not know that I expect it will; I do not look upon him to be quite the sort of man I do not altogether build upon his steadiness or constancy.
She certainly has improved, but appearances are deceitful, and she had no constitution to build upon," croaked Aunt Myra.
Prudence is indeed the duty which we owe to ourselves; and if we will be so much our own enemies as to neglect it, we are not to wonder if the world is deficient in discharging their duty to us; for when a man lays the foundation of his own ruin, others will, I am afraid, be too apt to build upon it.
Let me soon hear from you, dear Catherine; you are my only friend; your love I do build upon.
Everhard was the father of this curious army, and its accomplishments and successful persistence for three hundred years bear witness to the wisdom with which he organized and the solid foundation he laid for the succeeding generations to build upon.
that they came on shore without leave; and that they should not plant or build upon the island; it was none of their ground.
1500, and perhaps a great deal more, and that the captain said so; and if the captain was asked at any time about me, he made no scruple to affirm it, though he knew not one word of the matter, other than that his wife had told him so; and in this he thought no harm, for he really believed it to be so, because he had it from his wife: so slender a foundation will those fellows build upon, if they do but think there is a fortune in the game.
I am extremely excited to build upon the success that I have established in the New York real estate market over the past decade," said Mr.
At the same time, we must strive to build upon our past successes by retaining and fine-tuning what has worked and putting aside that which may have lost its vitality.
MTMC's Strategy Map provides a hierarchical representation of the relationship of each strategic imperative, and how the imperatives support and build upon one another.
The projects each build upon the resources of the other--for example, adding to the library of career-related materials-in effect tripling the capacity to provide optimal service to students and the community.
With Starz Media, we continue to build upon our commitment to deliver a robust offering of genre based entertainment within an optimal viewing environment," said Gilles BianRosa, CEO, Azureus.