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build

build

 
pronunciation:
bIld
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part of speech: verb
inflections: builds, building, built
definition: to make something by joining together different parts.
Are you going to build a new house?
 
synonyms:
construct
antonyms:
tear down
similar words:
create, form, make
Word History
The word build comes from bilden, an early English word that means "a dwelling or house." The current spelling did not appear until the late 1500s.
Word Builder: build +
  • builder:
    a person who builds; a person who works in construction.
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