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"construct" in British English

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constructverb [T]

uk   /kənˈstrʌkt/ 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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constructnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.strʌkt/ us   /ˈkɑːn.strʌkt/ formal
(Definition of construct from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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constructverb [T]

us   /kənˈstrʌkt/
to build something made of many parts: They approved funds to construct a new ferry terminal.
To construct is also to put together different parts to form something new: to construct a sentence to construct a new economic theory
(Definition of construct from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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constructverb [T]

uk   /kənˈstrʌkt/ us  
to build something large such as a building, road, or bridge: The group is constructing a $150 million medical school building.
to put the different parts of something together in order to make it: It's a company which constructs circuit boards for mobile phones. We aim to construct an investment portfolio which will reflect the investment aims of the client.
(Definition of construct from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “construct”
in Korean 건설하다…
in Arabic يَبْني…
in Malaysian membina…
in French construire…
in Russian строить…
in Chinese (Traditional) 建造, 構築, 構成,組成…
in Italian costruire…
in Turkish inşa etmek, yapmak, kurmak…
in Polish budować…
in Spanish construir…
in Vietnamese xây dựng…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 建造, 构筑, 构成,组成…
in Indonesian membangun…
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