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

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  • 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 planincorporate in/intoinclude inabsorb intosubsume intoassimilate into

    build on

    we are now in a position to build on all the wonderful legwork that our staff has accomplishedexpand onenlarge ondevelopelaborateflesh outembellishamplifyrefineimproveperfect

    build up

    the traffic continues to build upincreasegrowmount (up)intensifyescalatestrengthen

    build something up

  • 1.1 he built up a huge business
    establish, set up, found, institute, start, create; 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
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