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What is another word for founding?

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The act of establishing or instituting something
“We read nothing about other donations or other parties that may have been involved in the founding of the Teutonic House.”
The creation or beginning of something
The process of colonizing or taking over a place or land
Preceding all others of a series or kind
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“They became known as the founding fathers of the European space effort.”
(of an institution or organization) Present participle for to establish or originate
“Steve Jobs would found Apple Computer in the garage of his Los Altos home in 1976.”
(of a settlement) Present participle for to plan and begin the building of
“The early Hohokam would found a series of small villages along the middle Gila River.”
Present participle for to base on a principle, idea, feeling or physical matter
“Seven key figures would found the United States on principles that directed the design of the Constitution.”
Present participle for to have discovered something either by chance or intention
“I looked hard for it and I finally found it!”
Present participle for to have attained or achieved
“When the littlest things started to excite me, that's when I knew I had found happiness in life.”
Present participle for to have been aware
“I quickly found that being in such a toxic environment was not an easy exercise.”
Present participle for to have considered
“I found it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they start flashing behind you.”
Present participle for to have received a particular treatment
“I found nothing but trouble with that group of scoundrels.”
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