Synonyms for Basis:
n.feature, element, backing, nexus, postulate, core, staple, support, essence, key, proof, nucleus, authority, security, evidence, burning issue/question, justification, antecedent, warrant, Underpinning, data, priority, explanation, concern. excuse, motivation, over, bed, in justification of something, pretext, substratum. irregularity, rate, irregular, long, time, much, frequency, for the first/last etc. time, length. procedure, system, true, means, method, way, mode, manner, tactic, technique. connect, term. fundamental, rudiment. •authorization (noun)
cornerstone, footing, foundation, base, groundwork, fundament, ground.
execution, effectuation, compulsion, generation, inspiration, determinant, origination, provocation, elicitation, force, motivator, grounds, cause, motive, enforcement, stimulus, factor, action, root, source, drive, mainspring, evocation, compunction.
situation, milestone, status, event, instant, moment, happening, juncture, conjuncture, condition, occurrence, incidence, landmark, cardinal point, episode, circumstance, occasion.
•foundation for belief, action (noun)
core, axiom, fundamental, nucleus, evidence, source, authority, data, essence, rudiment, presumption, explanation, security, postulate, assumption, justification, principle, Underpinning, theorem, proof, root, warrant, cause, premise, nexus, substratum, backing, antecedent.
footing, ground, base.
•physical foundation (noun)
bed, ground, support, groundwork, footing, base.
idea, position, dissertation, text, conjecture, postulation, axiom, hypothesis, premise, belief, topic, theorem, assertion, contention, subject, presumption, motif, issue, statement, thesis, opinion, assumption, paradigm, consideration, problem, concept, principle, question, exposition, matter, point, query, theme, essay, argument, inference.
method, rudiment, essence. irregularity, much, means, core, manner, priority, warrant, technique, procedure, substratum, frequency. key, length, mode, element, Underpinning, rate, staple. justification, system, irregular. concern. bed. term, time. long. way. •basis
Usage examples for basis
But what, then, is the basis of this engagement? – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown