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Synonyms for stem

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. stemverb

    oppose, breast, withstand, obstruct, confront

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  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. 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.

  2. Ali Noorani:

    We're seeing people make perfectly natural decisions to say, ‘OK, where are there jobs, where can I find work?’ And in the U.S., people can find work, and if we really want to stem these numbers, we've got to stand these economies back up in Central America and South America and we have to build out a functioning legal immigration system here in the U.S.

  3. Thomas Rando:

    As we age, we experience slower and less complete healing of our tissues, we wanted to understand what controls that regenerative ability and how fasting impacts this process. We found that fasting induces resilience in muscle stem cells so that they survive during deprivation and are available to repair muscle when nutrients are again available.

  4. Thomas Farley:

    We have n’t seen a public health emergency like this in the last century, it’s time for us to rethink our assumptions, and consider options we had n’t seen before. Unlike similar efforts by other cities, the injection sites would not need City Council approval because they would be privately run. According to Philadelphia Public Health drug-related overdose deaths began to spoke in 2015 with the presence of fetanyl. ( Fox News) The sites would give drug addicts a safe haven to shoot up and would offer sterile injection equipment, including needles, and Naloxone. Fox News would also give referrals to treatment centers, social services clinics and wound care facilities. The idea comes as a paradigm shift in the nation’s effort to stem the tide of opioid-related deaths.Seattle and New York have been among places that have mulled similar measures, but the efforts stalled because of either legal or bureaucratic hurdles. Canada and Europe have operated similar types of facilities for the last few decades.

  5. 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.

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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