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construct

verb [T] uk   us   /kənˈstrʌkt/
B2 to build something or put together different parts to form something whole: to construct a new bridge/building The walls are constructed of concrete. to construct a story/sentence/argument
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noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒn.strʌkt/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/ formal
an idea or an imaginary situation: His reputation as an eccentric is largely a media construct.
Translations of “construct”
in Arabic يَبْني…
in Korean 건설하다…
in Malaysian membina…
in French construire…
in Turkish inşa etmek, yapmak, kurmak…
in Italian costruire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 建造, 構築, 構成,組成…
in Russian строить…
in Polish budować…
in Vietnamese xây dựng…
in Spanish construir…
in Portuguese construir…
in Thai สร้าง…
in German bauen…
in Catalan construir…
in Japanese (部品など)を組み立てる, (端や建物)を建設する…
in Indonesian membangun…
in Chinese (Simplified) 建造, 构筑, 构成,组成…
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