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English verb: consist

1. consist (stative) originate (in)


SamplesThe problems dwell in the social injustices in this country.


Synonymsdwell, lie, lie in


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be, exist

2. consist (stative) have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in


SamplesThe payment consists in food.
What does love consist in?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)be

3. consist (stative) be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous


SamplesDesires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally

4. consist (stative) be composed of


SamplesThe land he conquered comprised several provinces.
What does this dish consist of?.


Synonymscomprise


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be









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