Share this entry


Synonyms of build in English:


  • 1 they were building a tree house
  • 2 they are building a business strategy
  • 3 the pressure was building
    increase, mount, intensify, escalate, grow, rise
  • noun

    Back to top  
  • 1 a man of slim build
    physique, frame, body, figure, form, shape, stature, proportions
    informal vital statistics
  • Phrases

    build something in/into
    emergency procedures must be built into every plan
    incorporate in/into, include in, absorb into, subsume into, assimilate into
    build on
    we are now in a position to build on all the wonderful legwork that our staff has accomplished
    expand on, enlarge on, develop, elaborate, flesh out, embellish, amplify;
    refine, improve, perfect
    build up
    the traffic continues to build up
    increase, grow, mount (up), intensify, escalate;
    build something up
  • 1.1 he built up a huge business
    develop, expand, enlarge
  • 2.1 she built up her stamina
    boost, strengthen, increase, improve, augment, raise, enhance, swell
    informal beef up
  • 3.1 I have built up a collection of prints
  • Share this entry

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.