Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun founding

1 sense of founding

Sense 1
initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration -- (the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society")
       => beginning, start, commencement -- (the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations")

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

3 senses of found

Sense 1
establish, set up, found, launch -- (set up or found; "She set up a literacy program")
       => open, open up -- (start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business")

Sense 2
establish, found, plant, constitute, institute -- (set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department")
       => initiate, pioneer -- (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants")

Sense 3
establish, base, ground, found -- (use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation")

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