base


base
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noun
1 lowest part
ADJECTIVE
firm, solid, strong
circular, flat, rounded, square
concrete, granite, steel, etc.
VERB + BASE
have

The statue has a solid concrete base.

2 original idea/situation
ADJECTIVE
firm, secure, solid, sound, strong
economic, evidence, ideological, scientific

His arguments have a sound economic base.

VERB + BASE
form, have
establish, give sb, provide (sb with)

These policies give us a solid base for winning the next election.

use sth as
PREPOSITION
base for

He used the notes as a base for his lecture.

3 of support/income/power
ADJECTIVE
solid, sound
broad, narrow

These policies have a broad base of support.

power

a politician with a rural power base

democratic
asset, commercial, economic, financial, industrial, manufacturing, political, resource, revenue, tax

The country has a sound commercial base.

client, customer, subscriber, user
VERB + BASE
create, form, have, provide
broaden, develop, expand, improve, increase

The company is trying to expand its customer base.

maintain
BASE + VERB
grow
shrink
4 main place
ADJECTIVE
excellent, ideal, perfect
VERB + BASE
have

The company has its base in New York.

establish, set up

The company has set up its new base in the north.

BASE + NOUN
camp
PREPOSITION
base for

an ideal base for mountain expeditions

5 for army, navy, etc.
ADJECTIVE
foreign

Demonstrators demanded the removal of foreign bases.

air, air-force, military, missile, naval
VERB + BASE
have
build, establish

The Americans established a naval base on the island in the 1960s.

attack
destroy
defend
occupy
PREPOSITION
at a/the base

equipment kept at the base

on a/the base

people living on the air force base

to (the) base

The planes have all returned to base.

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verb
PHRASAL VERB
base sth on/upon sth
ADVERB
closely, firmly
broadly, loosely, partly

The novels are all loosely based on the author's life.

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entirely, largely, mainly, mostly, primarily

Their research was based largely on anecdotal evidence.

exclusively, purely, solely
Base is used with these nouns as the object: ↑expectation, ↑identity, ↑ideology, ↑valuation, ↑view
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adj.
Base is used with these nouns: ↑camp, ↑coat, ↑instinct, ↑metal, ↑motive, ↑pay, ↑perimeter, ↑price, ↑rate, ↑runner, ↑salary

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