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.
To build upon our fields, no space to fly a kite GW Milward
Voya Financial CEO Rodney Martin said today in a statement, "We will continue to be good stewards of shareholder capital and build upon the nearly $5 billion in excess capital that we have returned to shareholders via stock buybacks.
When a painting ultimately changes its direction midway, the artist is forced to question what endures, how to build upon the remains and rediscover the value of residual spaces.
During the visit to the South Caucasus region, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will urge the sides of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to build upon the reduction in tensions, OSCE told Trend.
(NASDAQ: MRDN) has closed of the acquisition of Georgia-based regulated medical waste company RedX Medical, LLC (d/b/a EnviCare) to build upon Meridian's healthcare footprint, the company said.
The CCHB Ltd was launched by the house building industry working with the National House Building Council and MD Insurance Services to build upon the new home warranty protection provided to home owners to ensure that consumers are treated fairly throughout the process of what is the most expensive purchase they will ever make.
Wales meet the Swiss in Swansea a week tomorrow, keen to build upon their improved recent performances against England and Montenegro.