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verb [transitive] formal erect pronunciation in American English /ɪˈrekt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyerect
he/she/iterects
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
      Police erected barriers around the crime scene.
    2. b.
      to put the parts of something together so that it stands upright
      Mike and Lee were trying to erect the tent.
  2. 2
    to create a system or theory
    The previous administration had erected a complex system of trade barriers.

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