Synonyms of foundation in English:

foundation


See definition of foundation

noun

1often foundations‘the weight of the roof is transmitted through the walls down to the foundations’

SYNONYMS

footing, foot, base, substructure, understructure, underpinning

bottom, bedrock, substratum

2‘keeping records is the foundation of any personnel system’

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basis, starting point, base, point of departure, beginning, premise

fundamental point, fundamental principle, principal constituent, main ingredient

principles, fundamentals, rudiments

cornerstone, core, heart, thrust, essence, kernel, nub, underpinning, groundwork

3‘there was no foundation for the claim’

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justification, grounds, defence, reason, cause, mitigating circumstances, mitigation, extenuation, explanation, occasion, basis, motive, motivation, excuse, call, pretext, provocation

4‘soon after the foundation of the company’

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founding, establishing, setting up, starting, initiation, institution, forming, creation, launch, flotation, origination, development, inauguration, constitution, endowment

ANTONYMS

dissolution, liquidation

5‘in his will he set up an educational foundation’

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endowed institution, institution, charitable body, funding agency, source of funds