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found2

found2

 
pronunciation:
faUnd
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: founded, founding, founds
definition 1: to set up or create; establish.
Gallaudet University was founded in 1864.Peter the Great of Russia founded the city of St. Petersburg at the cost of many lives.
synonyms:
establish, originate, start
antonyms:
dissolve
similar words:
build, constitute, construct, create, develop, erect, initiate, institute, introduce, raise, rear, root, set, settle
definition 2: to lay the physical foundation for (a structure).
They founded the building on granite.
synonyms:
base
antonyms:
demolish
similar words:
frame
definition 3: to establish the grounds for; base.
He founded his theory on established principles.
synonyms:
base, ground
similar words:
fix, root
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be based (usu. fol. by on or upon).