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Synonyms for stem

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stemverb

    oppose, breast, withstand, obstruct, confront

Princeton's WordNet

  1. root, root word, base, stem, theme, radicalnoun

    (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

    "thematic vowels are part of the stem"

    al-Qaeda, idea, groundwork, al-Qaida, ascendent, base, substructure, composition, paper, fundament, motif, prow, theme, ascendant, basis, group, understructure, shank, stalk, nucleotide, report, foundation, etymon, radical, root, subject, floor, bow, fore, topic, free radical, melodic theme, source, ancestor, foot, antecedent, musical theme, infrastructure, alkali, cornerstone, origin, pedestal, home, rootage, tooth root, base of operations, radix, root word, stand, stem turn, solution, beginning, chemical group, al-Qa'ida, bag

  2. stalk, stemnoun

    a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

    shank, straw, bow, radical, still hunt, stem turn, stalk, shuck, chaff, base, theme, husk, angry walk, root, stalking, fore, prow, stubble, root word

  3. shank, stemnoun

    cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

    bow, root, theme, stalk, root word, stem turn, cannon, waist, base, shank, fore, radical, prow

  4. stemnoun

    the tube of a tobacco pipe

    root, theme, stalk, root word, stem turn, bow, base, shank, fore, radical, prow

  5. bow, fore, prow, stemnoun

    front part of a vessel or aircraft

    "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"

    curtain call, arc, bow, bowing, radical, fore, stem turn, stalk, base, obeisance, bowknot, prow, root, theme, shank, root word

  6. stem turn, stemverb

    a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it

    root, theme, stalk, root word, stem turn, bow, base, shank, fore, radical, prow

  7. stemverb

    grow out of, have roots in, originate in

    "The increase in the national debt stems from the last war"

    halt, stanch, staunch

  8. stemverb

    cause to point inward

    "stem your skis"

    halt, stanch, staunch

  9. stem, stanch, staunch, haltverb

    stop the flow of a liquid

    "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"

    stop, block, kibosh, halt, stanch, staunch, arrest, hold

  10. stemverb

    remove the stem from

    "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"

    halt, stanch, staunch

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stemnoun

    trunk (of a tree), main stock

  2. stemnoun

    peduncle, pedicel, petiole, stalk

  3. stemnoun

    branch, shoot, scion

  4. stemnoun

    (Naut.) forepart (of a ship), prow, beak, bow

  5. stemnoun

    (Mus.) tail (of a note)

  6. stemverb

    oppose (as a current), resist, breast, withstand, bear up against, make head against

  7. stemverb

    stop, check

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stemnoun

    trunk, body, peduncle, pedicel, petiole, stalk, culm, root, etymon, radical, radix, theme

  2. stemverb

    oppose, withstand, breast, resist, check

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How to use stem in a sentence?

  1. Karen UhlenbeckErin Cech:

    This points to this being an issue about STEM employment specifically and not full time in employment in general. If it was an issue of people not being able to manage new parenthood and working full time, we wouldn't see that kind of attrition, there's a cultural expectation in STEM that if you have responsibilities outside of your full-time work, you aren't as committed a scientist.

  2. Angela Merkel:

    Without a doubt Turkey plays a key role, most war refugees that come to Europe travel via Turkey. We won't be able to order and stem the refugee movement without working together with Turkey.

  3. Heather Barr:

    It's absolutely cataclysmic, we don't have months or weeks to stem this emergency... we are in the emergency already.

  4. Jaime Imitola:

    We must help educate our patients not only in the clinic setting, but also by working with patient advocacy groups such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the ALS Association, we all want to end the plight of our patients, and the challenges brought about by stem cell tourism are an opportunity for medical societies such as the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association to advocate against unsafe and unproven practices, and to end the exploitation of therapeutic hope.

  5. Alexis Thompson:

    When we look at what the alternative might be -- having a stem cell transplant of any kind -- that is one number that has to be borne in mind. The second is looking at what the costs are for annual care for individuals with thalassemia.

Translations for stem

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  • kmen, pocházetCzech
  • stævnDanish
  • Vorsteven, Notenhals, Wortstamm, Stängel, Stamm, Stiel, Vordersteven, abstammen, herrühren, hemmen, stammen, kommen, aufhaltenGerman
  • κοτσάνι, θέμα, μίσχος, σταματώGreek
  • tallo, raíz, arrancar, venir, proceder, descenderSpanish
  • ساقه, ستاکPersian
  • runko, varsi, vartalo, lehtiruoti, kukkavana, kokkapuu, jalka, kukkavarsi, steevi, vana, keulavannas, kanta, pystyviiva, periytyä, aurata, johtua, seisauttaa, polveutua, aiheutua, tyrehdyttää, olla peräisin, padotaFinnish
  • stevniFaroese
  • radical, tige, racine, étrave, découler, équeuter, arrêter, provenir, résulterFrench
  • גִּבְעוֹלHebrew
  • törzs, szótő, szár, tő, igető, származik, megakaszt, szártalanít, leállít, fékez, ered, meggátol, szárától megfoszt, elállítHungarian
  • ցողունArmenian
  • stefniIcelandic
  • prua, stelo, ceppo, asta, radicale, picciolo, tronco, peduncolo, radice, gambo, fusto, gamba, tema, discendere, derivare, arrestareItalian
  • 幹, 柄, 軸, 語幹, 茎, シュテム, 発端とする, 堰止める, ステムJapanese
  • stiebasLithuanian
  • stiebrs, stumbrsLatvian
  • tātā, tā, tōtōMāori
  • основа, дршка, страк, стебло, потекнуваMacedonian
  • stengel, forårsakeNorwegian
  • steel, stam, grondwoord, voorsteven, stengel, hinderen, stelpen, stoppenDutch
  • framstamn, stengelNorwegian Nynorsk
  • temat, rdzeń, wywodzić się, tamowaćPolish
  • raiz, caule, originar, descender, derivar, hastePortuguese
  • trunchi, peduncul, picior, coadă, tulpinăRomanian
  • ножка, стержень, цветоножка, форштевень, стебель, черенок, нос, ствол, основа, плодоножка, происходить, препятствовать, задерживать, произойти, оказывать сопротивление, отделять, противиться, тормозить плугомRussian
  • prova, stonka, koreň, steblo, pochádzať, byť zapríčinený, koreniť, byť sposobenýSlovak
  • notskaft, stäv, stjälk, stam, förstäv, ordstam, stämma, ta, hejda, härstamma, ploga, härröra, dämma, ut, hindra, härleda, stoppaSwedish
  • shinaSwahili
  • ก้าน, ก้านดอกThai

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