Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb build_upon

1 sense of build upon

Sense 1
repose on, rest on, build on, build upon -- (be based on; of theories and claims, for example; "What's this new evidence based on?")
       => depend on, devolve on, depend upon, ride, turn on, hinge on, hinge upon -- (be contingent on; "The outcomes rides on the results of the election"; "Your grade will depends on your homework")

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