What are some alternative words for groundwork?

Synonyms for groundwork
ˈgraʊndˌwɜrk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone(noun)

    the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

    "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

    Synonyms:
    bottom, foundation garment, founding, tail, al-Qaida, instauration, butt, pedestal, substructure, posterior, rear end, introduction, can, nates, al-Qaeda, theme, stern, basis, innovation, fundament, nucleotide, foundation, buttocks, prat, radical, root, floor, ground, seat, backside, bum, tooshie, grounding, buns, arse, foot, hindquarters, footing, tail end, behind, origination, understructure, alkali, cornerstone, base, hind end, derriere, rump, ass, home, keister, stem, base of operations, radix, root word, stand, rear, fanny, infrastructure, tush, institution, initiation, al-Qa'ida, creation, bag

  2. foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure(noun)

    lowest support of a structure

    "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"

    Synonyms:
    metrical unit, bottom, foundation garment, founding, tail, pes, al-Qaida, instauration, butt, pedestal, substructure, posterior, rear end, infantry, introduction, can, ft, nates, al-Qaeda, theme, basis, innovation, fundament, invertebrate foot, nucleotide, foundation, buttocks, prat, radical, root, animal foot, floor, stern, metrical foot, seat, foot, backside, bum, tooshie, grounding, buns, arse, institution, hindquarters, tail end, behind, origination, understructure, alkali, cornerstone, base, hind end, derriere, rump, ass, home, keister, stem, base of operations, radix, root word, stand, rear, fanny, human foot, infrastructure, tush, initiation, al-Qa'ida, creation, bag

  3. groundwork(noun)

    preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation

    "we are prepared today because of groundwork that was done ten years ago"

    Synonyms:
    fundament, base, cornerstone, basis, foundation, understructure, substructure, foot

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. groundwork(n.)

    Synonyms:
    base, basis, substratum, foundation, support, bottom, ground

  2. groundwork(n.)

    Synonyms:
    source, origin, first principle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. groundwork(n)

    Synonyms:
    foundation, basis, base

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "groundwork":

    bases, foundations, foundation, basis, ground, base

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How to use groundwork in a sentence?

  1. Lynn Rusten:

    An overly ambitious approach will be unnecessarily risky, you can have the belt and suspenders, and start to lay the groundwork for a more ambitious agreement. But I don't think getting rid of the belt and suspenders enhances chances of getting the more ambitious agreement.

  2. Kevin Chapman:

    I think it raises some questions about the utility for CBD, but it lays the groundwork for future studies.

  3. Abe Rakov:

    This is President Trump laying the groundwork for 2020, to make sure his supporters will call into question the results of the election if he doesn't win, he's using this situation to further himself. He doesn't care about having one more senator in Washington, he just wants people to start getting the idea that election results aren't real.

  4. Sebastien Bazin:

    The year 2014 was busy. We have laid the groundwork to become the most innovative, best performing and most highly valued hotel group.

  5. Joe Biden:

    Senator Sanders and his supporters can take pride in their work in laying the groundwork for these ideas, and Im proud to adopt them as part of my campaign at this critical moment in responding to the coronavirus crisis.

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