Synonyms of foundation in English:

foundation


See definition of foundation

noun

1often foundations‘the weight of the roof is transmitted through the walls down to the foundations’

SYNONYMS
footing, foot, base, substructure, understructure, underpinning
bottom, bedrock, substratum

2‘keeping records is the foundation of any personnel system’

SYNONYMS
basis, starting point, base, point of departure, beginning, premise
fundamental point, fundamental principle, principal constituent, main ingredient
principles, fundamentals, rudiments
cornerstone, core, heart, thrust, essence, kernel, nub, underpinning, groundwork

3‘there was no foundation for the claim’

SYNONYMS
justification, grounds, defence, reason, cause, mitigating circumstances, mitigation, extenuation, explanation, occasion, basis, motive, motivation, excuse, call, pretext, provocation

4‘soon after the foundation of the company’

SYNONYMS
founding, establishing, setting up, starting, initiation, institution, forming, creation, launch, flotation, origination, development, inauguration, constitution, endowment
ANTONYMS

dissolution, liquidation

5‘in his will he set up an educational foundation’

SYNONYMS
endowed institution, institution, charitable body, funding agency, source of funds