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Definition 1: constitution of the human body - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for build in the sense of this definition

(build is a kind of ...) an attribute of the body

(... is a kind of build ) a tall and thin physique

(... is a kind of build ) a short and stout physique

(... is a kind of build ) a category of physique

Definition 2: alternative names for the body of a human being - [noun denoting body]

Samples where build or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Leonardo studied the human body
  • he has a strong physique
  • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

Synonyms for build in the sense of this definition

(build is a kind of ...) the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

"he felt as if his whole body were on fire"

(... is a kind of build ) a human body (usually including the clothing)

"a weapon was hidden on his person"

(... is a kind of build ) the body of a young person

(... is a kind of build ) the body of an adult human being

(... is a kind of build ) the body of a male human being

(... is a kind of build ) the body of a female human being

(... is part of build) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is part of build) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

Definition 3: form or accumulate steadily - [verb of change]

Samples where build or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly
  • Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border

Synonyms for build in the sense of this definition

(build is a kind of ...) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

"A flower developed on the branch" "The country developed into a mighty superpower" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

(build has a similar meaning as ...) develop and grow

"Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"

(build has a similar meaning as ...) bolster or strengthen

"We worked up courage" "build up confidence" "ramp up security in the airports"

Definition 4: improve the cleansing action of - [verb of change]

Samples where build or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • build detergents

(build is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(build belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 5: bolster or strengthen - [verb of change]

Samples where build or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We worked up courage
  • build up confidence
  • ramp up security in the airports

Synonyms for build in the sense of this definition

(build is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(build has a similar meaning as ...) form or accumulate steadily

"Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly" "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"

Definition 6: develop and grow - [verb of change]

Samples where build or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera

(build is a kind of ...) become more intense

"The debate intensified" "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"

(build has a similar meaning as ...) form or accumulate steadily

"Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly" "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"

Definition 7: found or ground - [verb of cognition]

Samples where build or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation

(build is a kind of ...) use as a basis for; found on

"base a claim on some observation"

Definition 8: make by combining materials and parts - [verb of creation]

Samples where build or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this little pig made his house out of straw
  • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

Synonyms for build in the sense of this definition

(build is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of build ) make according to requirements

"customize a car"

(... is a kind of build ) build (a road) from logs laid side by side

(... is a kind of build ) construct, build, or erect

"Raise a barn"

(... is a kind of build ) construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed

"Frank Lloyd Wright liked to cantilever his buildings"

(... is a kind of build ) build with groins

"The ceiling was groined"

(... is a kind of build ) build again

"The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb"

(... is a kind of build ) construct by fitting or uniting parts together

(... is a kind of build ) build of or with wattle

(... is a kind of build ) build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

(... is a kind of build ) construct with drywall

"dry-wall the basement of the house"

(... is a kind of build ) construct a revetment

(... is a kind of build ) make a channel for; provide with a channel

"channelize the country for better transportation"

(build has a similar meaning as ...) be engaged in building

"These architects build in interesting and new styles"

Definition 9: give form to, according to a plan - [verb of creation]

Samples where build or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • build a modern nation
  • build a million-dollar business

(build is a kind of ...) make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation

"Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather" "They developed a new technique"

Definition 10: build or establish something abstract - [verb of creation]

Samples where build or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • build a reputation

Synonyms for build in the sense of this definition

(build is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Definition 11: be engaged in building - [verb of creation]

Samples where build or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These architects build in interesting and new styles

(build is a kind of ...) pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity

"Don't disturb him--he is creating"

(build has a similar meaning as ...) make by combining materials and parts

"this little pig made his house out of straw" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

(build belongs to category ...) the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

Samples where build or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The government is building new schools in this state

(build is a kind of ...) watch and direct

"Who is overseeing this project?"

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