Construct Con*struct" (k[o^]n*str[u^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Constructed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Constructing}.] [L. constructus, p. p. of construere to bring together, to construct; con- + struere to pile up, set in order. See {Structure}, and cf. {Construe}.] 1. To put together the constituent parts of (something) in their proper place and order; to build; to form; to make; as, to construct an edifice. [1913 Webster]

2. To devise; to invent; to set in order; to arrange; as, to construct a theory of ethics.

Syn: To build; erect; form; compile; make; fabricate; originate; invent. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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