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construct (v.)

1660s, "put together the parts of in their proper place and order," from Latin constructus, past participle of construere "pile up together, accumulate; build, make, erect," from assimilated form of com "with, together" (see con-) + struere "to pile up" (from PIE *streu-, extended form of root *stere- "to spread"). Sense of "to devise and form in the mind" is from 1755. Related: Constructed; constructing.

construct (n.)

1871 in linguistics, "group of words forming a phrase;" 1890 in psychology, "object in the mind formed by sense-impressions" (C.L. Morgan); 1933 in the general sense of "anything constructed;" from construct (v.) or a derived adjective, with altered pronunciation to distinguish noun from verb (as with produce, detail, project, compress, etc.).

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Definitions of construct
1
construct (v.)
make by combining materials and parts;
Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer
Synonyms: build / make
construct (v.)
put together out of artificial or natural components or parts;
Synonyms: manufacture / fabricate
construct (v.)
draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions;
construct an equilateral triangle
construct (v.)
create by linking linguistic units;
construct a sentence
construct a paragraph
construct (v.)
create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts;
construct an argument
construct a proof
construct (v.)
reassemble mentally;
Synonyms: reconstruct / retrace
2
construct (n.)
an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances;
Synonyms: concept / conception
From wordnet.princeton.edu