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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. Bree Falato:

    This is a program for everyone, these students are not necessarily memorizing facts for a test. They are looking at ways to address real-life plights facing the world. It’s important to get them excited about STEM to get them more involved.

  2. Yasser Aljehani:

    All wastes stem from the waste of time…

  3. Lincoln Project adviser Kurt Bardella:

    Now that we see more activity from the White House, they’re coming up against a narrative that was painted by other people, and it becomes a little bit more challenging to stem that tide, every network would give him time if he asked for it… He needs to use the trappings of the presidency.

  4. Robert Gippert:

    The essence of stem-cell treatment is that we can achieve an improvement in the quality of life of patients who cannot be helped by operations or medical treatment, just like in humans, the worn out joint of Igor the tiger will heal due to the regenerative and self-healing effects of stem cells, without the use of external materials.

  5. Alexis Thompson:

    If we can envision treating patients as if the patients were their own donors, they are not exposed to some of the risks that come from transplants when you're using someone else's stem cells, relatively speaking, this procedure was well-tolerated by the patients, with no unexpected toxicities related to gene therapy.

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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