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"construct" in British English

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constructverb [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 ofconcrete. to construct a ​story/​sentence/​argument
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constructnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.strʌkt/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/ formal
an ​idea or an ​imaginarysituation: His ​reputation as an ​eccentric is ​largely a ​media construct.
(Definition of construct from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"construct" in American English

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constructverb [T]

 us   /kənˈstrʌkt/
to ​build something made of many ​parts: They ​approvedfunds to construct a new ​ferryterminal. To construct is also to put together different ​parts to ​form something new: to construct a ​sentence to construct a new ​economictheory
(Definition of construct from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"construct" in Business English

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constructverb [T]

uk   us   /kənˈstrʌkt/
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 ​circuitboards for ​mobilephones. We ​aim to construct an ​investmentportfolio which will reflect the ​investmentaims 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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