build on/upon

Definition of build on/upon

  1. 1 :  to use (something that has been done in the past) as a basis for further work, development, etc. These classes will help students build on what they already know. building upon past experiences/successes

  2. 2 :  to develop or create (something) by using (something else) as its basis He built his theory on recent studies. Their theory is built upon her research.

Word by Word Definitions

buildplay
  1. :  to form by ordering and uniting materials by gradual means into a composite whole :  construct

    :  to cause to be constructed

    :  to develop according to a systematic plan, by a definite process, or on a particular base

  1. :  form or mode of structure :  make

    :  bodily conformation of a person or animal

uponplay
  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon


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