Definition of 'construct'
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The minimum wage was introduced on the basis of carefully constructed evidence and research. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Unless it's near the specially constructed cat pit by the fence. The Sun (2016)Two local officials have been suspended for allowing the building to be constructed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The most difficult thing was constructing a bridge over a river with wooden sticks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Those who had long trips stayed in specially constructed dormitories and returned home at weekends. A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)The wooden frame is constructed from reclaimed floorboards. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They are not wholly constructed within the framework of each culture. Christianity Today (2000)They have meanings that are carefully constructed and policed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The defence budget is not some theoretical construct. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then you notice that the same stone has been used to construct the older buildings. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)His book is an impeccably constructed argument. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The habit of constructing toy models of this sort is one to which theoretical physicists easily become addicted. Infinite in All Directions (1989)It is an entirely artificial construct. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It seems the more you build and construct, the more uneasy they become. The Sun (2015)They are using food as a mental construct, a symbol of care. Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994)More than 30 new bridges will be constructed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Hundreds of relatives of those killed attended the hearing at a specially constructed court in Warrington yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Using these sounds as building blocks he then constructed 16 artificial songs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The idea behind constructing the food ladder is to focus on the sorts of foods you would like to be able to eat normally. Coping with Bulimia (1987)The call for a defence of basic internet freedoms comes amid moves by a number of countries to construct international frameworks for restrictions on the internet. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The idea behind constructing the food ladder is for the sufferer to focus on the sorts of food which she would like to be able to eat. Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)You may be asked to help two friends sort something out, or you may be asked to help others construct and build on their union. The Sun (2015)A modern Formula One helmet is constructed in a series of layers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Because, if they do, it diminishes the efforts of all the other people trying to progress through a structure specifically constructed on a basis of nationality. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'construct'
British English: construct /kənˈstrʌkt/ VERB
If you construct something, you build, make, or create it.
He plans to construct a hotel here.
- American English: construct
- Arabic: يُنْشِئُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: construir
- Chinese: 建造
- Croatian: izgraditi
- Czech: postavit
- Danish: konstruere
- Dutch: bouwen
- European Spanish: construir
- Finnish: rakentaa
- French: construire
- German: errichten
- Greek: κατασκευάζω
- Italian: costruire
- Japanese: 建設する
- Korean: 건설하다
- Norwegian: konstruere
- Polish: zbudować
- European Portuguese: construir
- Romanian: a construi
- Russian: строить
- Spanish: construir
- Swedish: konstruera
- Thai: สร้าง
- Turkish: yapmak
- Ukrainian: будувати
- Vietnamese: xây dựng
Definition of construct from the Collins English Dictionary
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