Meaning of “base sth on sth” in the English Dictionary

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"base sth on sth" in British English

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base sth on sth

phrasal verb with base uk /beɪs/ us /beɪs/ verb [ T usually + adv/prep ]

B1 If you base something on facts or ideas, you use those facts or ideas to develop it:

The film is based on a short story by Thomas Mann.

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  • Her latest project is a film based on the life of a 19th-century music hall star.
  • The film is based on a real-life story.
  • The movie is based on the true story of a London gangster.
  • The dance was based on several Hindu legends.
  • Her books are often based on folklore and fairy-tales.

(Definition of “base sth on sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"base sth on sth " in Business English

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base sth on sth

phrasal verb with base uk /beɪs/ us verb [ T + adv/prep ]

if you base something on particular facts or ideas, you use those facts or ideas to develop it:

Banks should base interest-rate decisions on detailed financial analyses.

(Definition of “base sth on sth ” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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