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Synonyms for stem

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical(noun)

    (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, stem(noun)

    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, stem(noun)

    cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

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

  4. stem(noun)

    the tube of a tobacco pipe

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

  5. bow, fore, prow, stem(noun)

    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, stem(verb)

    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. stem(verb)

    grow out of, have roots in, originate in

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

    halt, stanch, staunch

  8. stem(verb)

    cause to point inward

    "stem your skis"

    halt, stanch, staunch

  9. stem, stanch, staunch, halt(verb)

    stop the flow of a liquid

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

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

  10. stem(verb)

    remove the stem from

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

    halt, stanch, staunch

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stem(v)

    oppose, breast, withstand, obstruct, confront

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stem(n.)

    trunk (of a tree), main stock

  2. stem(n.)

    peduncle, pedicel, petiole, stalk

  3. stem(n.)

    branch, shoot, scion

  4. stem(n.)

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

  5. stem(n.)

    (Mus.) tail (of a note)

  6. stem(v. a.)

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

  7. stem(v. a.)

    stop, check

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stem(n)

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

  2. stem(v)

    oppose, withstand, breast, resist, check

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How to use stem in a sentence?

  1. Linda Rosen:

    The demand for STEM knowledge far outpaces the supply, in an increasingly complex world where we're drenched with input and data, American millennials, despite the fact that they're digital natives, don't have the technological skills to make sense of this onslaught of information.

  2. Sarah Rogers:

    Every single person who signs up to the register has the potential to give hope to someone who is in desperate need of a lifesaving stem cell transplant, were particularly calling on young men aged 16-30 to consider joining the Anthony Nolan register as they provide more than 50 percent of all stem cell donations but make up just 18 percent of our register. Together, we can work towards a future where nobody is waiting for their match.

  3. James Brown:

    For instance, there is a low representation of African American students in engineering. Sometimes you have students who come from backgrounds where there isn’t a relative or a parent who is involved in engineering, so it’s important that these companies and organizations provide mentors who these students can look to and learn from, if these students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds have mentors to learn from, then they are more likely to look into STEM as a possibility, to be excited by STEM in school.

  4. Laura Makaroff:

    In addition to chemotherapy, certain types of immunotherapy, stem cell or bone marrow transplants, and other medicines can severely weaken the immune system.

  5. James Brown:

    The economy is changing with an emphasis on technology skills across all sectors. The emphasis now is that not all STEM jobs require four-year degrees. When I was growing up, you had what were called ‘blue collar jobs,’ now you have technicians who need to be highly skilled in tech. You need people who can repair MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machines, or work on electric cars, you now need technicians who need to have really hard STEM skills. That’s a skill set that will be growing over the next five years, it will be more in demand, and giving students the foundation for those kinds of careers starts in school.

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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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