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verb [transitive] construct pronunciation in British English /kənˈstrʌkt/
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present tense
present participleconstructing
past tenseconstructed
past participleconstructed
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  1. 1
    to build something large or complicated, such as a bridge or road

    The tunnel was constructed in 1996.

    be constructed from/of/out of something:

    St Michael’s was an older building, almost entirely constructed of red brick.

  2. 2
    to create something such as an idea or system by making various things fit together

    He could now construct short sentences in Spanish.

    Police have called in an expert to construct a psychological profile of the murderer.



a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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