Synonyms of build
1 constructDictionary • Developers are now proposing to build a hotel on the site.
construct • The boxes should be constructed from rough-sawn timber.
make • They now make cars at two plants in Europe.
raise • They raised a church in the shape of a boat.
assemble • She was trying to assemble the bomb when it went off.
erect • Demonstrators have erected barricades in the roads.
fabricate • All the tools are fabricated from high-quality steel.
form • The bowl was formed out of clay.
, tear down
2 establishDictionary • I wanted to build a relationship with my team.
establish • They established the school in 1989.
start • Now is probably as good a time as any to start a business.
begin • The fate line begins close to the wrist.
found • He founded the Centre for Journalism Studies.
base • He based his conclusions on the evidence given by the prisoners.
institute • We will institute a number of methods to improve safety.
constitute • On 6 July a People's Revolutionary Government was constituted.
initiate • They wanted to initiate a discussion on economics.
originate • The disease originated in Africa.
inaugurate • They inaugurated the first ever scheduled flights.
3 developDictionary • Diplomats hope the meetings will build mutual trust.
develop • They allowed me to develop their original idea.
increase • The company has increased the price of its cars.
improve • He improved their house.
extend • They have added three new products to extend their range.
strengthen • Such antagonism, he has asserted, strengthened his resolve.
intensify • They are intensifying their efforts to secure the release of the hostages.
enlarge • plans to enlarge the park into a 30,000 all-seater stadium
amplify • The music was amplified with microphones.
augment • She was searching for a way to augment her income.
physiqueDictionary • the smallness of his build
physique • He has the physique and energy of a man half his age.
form • her petite form and delicate features
body • The largest organ in the body is the liver.
figure • Take pride in your health and your figure.
shape • the shapes of the trees against the sky
structure • The chemical structure of this particular molecule is very unusual.
frame • belts pulled tight against their bony frames
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ build on something
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amplifyIf you amplify a sound, you make it louder, usually by using electronic equipment.
• The music was amplified with microphones.
assembleTo assemble something means to collect it together or to fit the different parts of it together.
• She was trying to assemble the bomb when it went off.
augmentTo augment something means to make it larger, stronger, or more effective by adding something to it.
• She was searching for a way to augment her income.
Thesaurus for build from the Collins English Thesaurus
to make, construct, or form by joining parts or materials
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