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pedestal

ped·es·tal

pedestal

 
 
pronunciation:
pe d stl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
put (someone) on a pedestal
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a support or base for a column, statue, lamp, or the like.
 
definition 2: a foundation or supporting structure.
similar words:
foundation
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phrase: put (someone) on a pedestal
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pedestaled, pedestaling, pedestals
definition: to place on or furnish with a pedestal.
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