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Meaning & Definition of Construct in English

English

Construct

/kənstrəkt/

noun

1. An abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

    synonym:
  • concept
  • ,
  • conception
  • ,
  • construct

verb

1. Make by combining materials and parts

  • "This little pig made his house out of straw"
  • "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
    synonym:
  • construct
  • ,
  • build
  • ,
  • make

2. Put together out of artificial or natural components or parts

  • "The company fabricates plastic chairs"
  • "They manufacture small toys"
  • He manufactured a popular cereal"
    synonym:
  • manufacture
  • ,
  • fabricate
  • ,
  • construct

3. Draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions

  • "Construct an equilateral triangle"
    synonym:
  • construct

4. Create by linking linguistic units

  • "Construct a sentence"
  • "Construct a paragraph"
    synonym:
  • construct

5. Create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts

  • "Construct a proof"
  • "Construct an argument"
    synonym:
  • construct

6. Reassemble mentally

  • "Reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"
    synonym:
  • reconstruct
  • ,
  • construct
  • ,
  • retrace

Examples of using

Take my hand. The two of us are going to construct a utopia.
After reading his books I feel I can construct a house.