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|Verb||1.||build on - 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"