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English noun: construct

1. construct (cognition) an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Synonymsconcept, conception

Broader (hypernym)idea, thought

Narrower (hyponym)abstract, abstraction, attribute, category, conceptualisation, conceptuality, conceptualization, dimension, division, fact, hypothesis, law, law, law of nature, lexicalized concept, linguistic rule, natural law, notion, part, possibility, property, quantity, regulation, rule, rule, section, theory, whole


English verb: construct

1. construct (creation) make by combining materials and parts

SamplesThis little pig made his house out of straw.
Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer.

ExamplesThe men construct the bookshelves

Synonymsbuild, make

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make

Narrower (hyponym)cantilever, channelise, channelize, corduroy, customise, customize, dry-wall, erect, frame, frame up, groin, lock, put up, raise, rear, rebuild, reconstruct, revet, set up, wattle

Verb groupbuild

2. construct (creation) put together out of artificial or natural components or parts

SamplesThe company fabricates plastic chairs.
They manufacture small toys.
He manufactured a popular cereal.

Synonymsfabricate, manufacture

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)make

Narrower (hyponym)mass-produce, raft

3. construct (contact) draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions

SamplesConstruct an equilateral triangle.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)delineate, describe, draw, line, trace

Domain categorygeometry

4. construct (creation) create by linking linguistic units

SamplesConstruct a sentence.
Construct a paragraph.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally

5. construct (creation) create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts

SamplesConstruct a proof.
Construct an argument.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally

6. construct (cognition) reassemble mentally

SamplesReconstruct the events of 20 years ago.

Synonymsreconstruct, retrace

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)conjecture, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize

Narrower (hyponym)etymologise, etymologize

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