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construct

Translation of construct in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/kənˈstrʌkt/
  • 1.1 (build) [formal] [hospital/bridge/dam/road] construir*
    Example sentences
    • Neighbors who were strangers only hours ago now collaborate to erect buildings, construct roads, distribute food, establish defenses, and organize trade.
    • Construction cranes litter the skylines of Chinese cities, particularly Beijing and Shanghai, helping to construct apartments and office buildings.
    • The temporary traffic lights have been erected while contractors construct the roads that will lead in and out of the park-and-ride site.
    Example sentences
    • By the beginning of the 1630s, however, Descartes embarked on a more ambitious plan to construct a systematic theory of knowledge, including physics.
    • With no true picture of the nature of the job, it's very easy for people to start constructing conspiracy theories.
    • When you get fluent in another language and start to think in it you take on certain freedoms because you can construct ideas, create things in that language to get yourself out of trouble.
    1.2 (put together) [model/frame] armar, montar 1.3 (form) [theory] construir*, elaborar; [alliance] formar a very well constructed play una obra muy bien estructurada 1.4 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [Mathematics/Matemáticas] construir*
    Example sentences
    • An affected individual, after a stroke, tumour or wound to the area, loses the ability to construct grammatical sentences.
    • We begin to understand the ways in which the alphabet is used to create words, and grammar to construct sentences.
    • If you have difficulty constructing complex sentences, stick with your old friend the subject-verb-object construction.
    Example sentences
    • Ancient Greek geometers knew that the number of solids that can be constructed from regular geometric figures is limited to five.
    • The problem of the hidden figure arises because all quantifiable data depends on how the figures are constructed and interpreted.
    • Before continuing with the quote we should note that Hippocrates is trying to ‘square a lune’ by which he means to construct a square equal in area to the lune.

noun/nombre

/ˈkɑːnstrʌkt; ˈkɒnstrʌkt/

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