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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


Antonymsmisconception


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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