Definition of build on/upon
- These classes will help students build on what they already know.
- building upon past experiences/successes
- He built his theory on recent studies.
- Their theory is built upon her research.
: 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
: form or mode of structure : make
: on the surface : on it
: thereafter, thereon
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