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build

Synonyms of build in English:

verb

  • 1 a small supermarket had been built
    [Antonyms] demolish
  • 2 the kids were building a snowman
  • 3 they are building a business strategy for the next decade
  • Phrases

    build something in/into
    1
    environmental priorities must be built into all economic decision-making
    incorporate in/into, include in, embody in, absorb into, subsume into, assimilate into
    build on
    2
    a case study will be undertaken to build on existing research
    expand on, enlarge on, develop, elaborate, flesh out, add flesh to, add detail to, embellish, enhance, amplify;
    refine, improve, polish, perfect
    build up
    3
    the traffic is steadily building up
    increase, grow, mount up, intensify, escalate;
    strengthen, get stronger
    build something up
    4
  • 1 he built up a huge export business
    establish, set up, form, found, institute, start, begin, bring into being, create, inaugurate, organize;
    develop, expand, enlarge
  • 2 he built up his stamina by playing football
    boost, strengthen, increase, improve, invigorate, augment, raise, intensify, enhance, escalate, multiply, swell
    informal beef up
  • 3 over the years I have built up a collection of around 1,700 prints
  • noun

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  • police are looking for a man of slim build
    physique, frame, body, figure, form, structure, shape, make-up, formation, stature;
    informal chassis, vital statistics
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