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verb [transitive] formal     erect pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participleerecting
past tenseerected
past participleerected
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  1. 1
    to build something such as a statue or bridge

    A memorial to her was erected after her death.

    1. a.
      to put something such as a fence in an upright position
    2. b.
      to put the parts of something together so that it stands upright

      Mike and Lee were trying to erect the tent.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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