Definition of upon in English:
- He is building a fan base upon the goodwill he has generated since taking over the club.
- The worrying thing is how those in power interpret the way we vote and act upon it to stay in power.
- Taste is based upon a certain set of assumptions about what is good or bad in the world.
The preposition upon has the same core meaning as the preposition on. Upon is sometimes more formal than on, however, and is preferred in the phrases once upon a time and upon my word, and in uses such as row upon row of seats and Christmas is almost upon us.
Words that rhyme with uponaide-de-camp, aides-de-camp, anon, Asunción, au courant, begone, Bonn, bon vivant, Caen, Canton, Carcassonne, Ceylon, chaconne, chateaubriand, ci-devant, Colón, colon, Concepción, con (US conn), cretonne, don, Duchamp, Evonne, foregone, fromage blanc, Gabon, Garonne, gone, guenon, hereupon, Inchon, Jean, john, Jon, Le Mans, León, Luzon, Mont Blanc, Narbonne, odds-on, on, outgone, outshone, Perón, phon, piñon, Pinot Blanc, plafond, Ramón, Saigon, Saint-Saëns, Sand, Schwann, scone, shone, side-on, sine qua non, Sorbonne, spot-on, swan, thereon, thereupon, ton, Toulon, undergone, Villon, wan, whereon, whereupon, won, wonton, yon, Yvonne
- British & World English dictionary
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