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reconstruct (v.)

1768, "build anew, build again," from re- "back, again" + construct (v.). Meaning "to restore (something) mentally, construct anew in the mind again" is attested from 1862. Related: Reconstructed; reconstructing.

updated on May 21, 2021

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Definitions of reconstruct from WordNet

reconstruct (v.)
reassemble mentally;
reconstruct the events of 20 years ago
Synonyms: construct / retrace
reconstruct (v.)
build again;
Synonyms: rebuild
reconstruct (v.)
cause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically;
reconstruct (v.)
return to its original or usable and functioning condition;
Synonyms: restore
reconstruct (v.)
do over, as of (part of) a house;
Synonyms: remodel / redo
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