common ground

noun
a basis agreed to by all parties for reaching a mutual understanding
Hypernyms: ↑footing, ↑basis, ↑ground

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noun
: a basis of mutual interest or understanding in human relations

she had no common ground with her iron-spirited Presbyterian father — Times Literary Supplement

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a foundation of common interest or comprehension, as in a social relationship or a discussion.
[1925-30]

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common ground noun
A subject of mutual interest, argument, agreement, etc
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Main Entry:common

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common ground UK US noun [uncountable]
something that people can agree about, especially when they disagree about other things
Thesaurus: agreement and agreementssynonym

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a point or argument accepted by both sides in a dispute
ideas or interests shared by different people

artists from different cultural backgrounds found common ground

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noun [noncount]
: something that people agree about even if they disagree about other things

Hunters and environmentalists found common ground in their opposition to the new law.

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ˌcommon ˈground [common ground] noun uncountable
opinions, interests and aims that you share with sb, although you may not agree with them about other things

Despite our disagreements, we have been able to find some common ground.

 
Example Bank:

We found ourselves on common ground on the question of education.

to find common ground between the two sides


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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