Synonyms of base in English:



  • 1 the base of the tower
    foundation, bottom, foot, support, prop, stay, stand, pedestal, plinth, rest, bed, substructure
    [Antonyms] top
  • 2 early learning will provide a sound base for what follows
    basis, bedrock, foundation, core, essence, essential, nitty-gritty, basics, starting point, key component, fundamental, root(s), heart, backbone, theory, principle, rationale;
    source, origin, spring, well head, fountainhead, fount
  • 3 he used the hut as a base for his search
    headquarters, centre, starting point, camp, site, station, settlement, post
  • 4 add a few drops of the aromatic oil to a vegetable oil base
    medium, vehicle, carrier
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  • 1 the legend is based on fact
    found, build, construct, form, establish, ground, root;
    use as a basis;
    rest, hinge;
    emanate from, derive from, spring from, stem from, originate in, have its origin in, can be traced back to
  • 2 the company was based in London
    locate, station, situate, post, position, place, install, deploy, site, establish, garrison
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  • some of these struggles have been inspired by base motives
    sordid, improper, low, mean, bad, wrong, evil, wicked, iniquitous, immoral, sinful;
    unscrupulous, unprincipled, unseemly, unsavoury, shoddy, squalid, vile, foul, vulgar, tawdry, cheap, low-minded, debased, degenerate, depraved, corrupt, reprobate, dissolute, dishonest, dishonourable, disreputable, despicable, discreditable, contemptible, petty, ignominious, ignoble, shameful, wretched, scandalous, infamous, abhorrent, abominable, disgusting
    [Antonyms] good, lofty
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