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Based on something and to be based on something

assume

verb

to be based on the idea that something is true

rest on

to be based on something

presume

verb

if one thing presumes another, the first thing is based on the belief that the other is true

rooted

adjective

if one thing is rooted in another, it is based on it, has developed from it, or is influenced by it

be founded on/upon

to be based on a particular idea, principle, fact, or quality

build around

to make a particular aim or idea the main part of something

considering

preposition, conjunction

used for showing that your opinion about something is affected by a particular fact

consist in

to have something as the most important aspect or the only aspect

be anchored in something

to be firmly based on a particular set of ideas or beliefs

on the strength of

based on what you saw, heard, experienced etc

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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