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build (build, establish something)

Definition:

to build or establish something abstract

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tense:

built

Present participle:

building

3rd-person singular present:

builds

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

build a reputation

Synonyms:

establish

Etymology:

late Old English byldan "construct a house", verb form of bold "house", from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of build...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

establish | validate [synonym, sense-specific] | establisher [noun, derived]

to make secure or permanent in a certain place, condition, job, etc, | to create or set up (an organization, etc) on or as if on a permanent basis | ... (28 of 654 words, 10 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/establish

Merriam-Webster:

establish | prove [synonym, sense-specific] | settle [synonym, sense-specific] | found [synonym, sense-specific] | effect [synonym, sense-specific] | demonstrate [synonym, sense-specific] | show [synonym, sense-specific] | substantiate [synonym, sense-specific] | disprove [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

to institute (as a law) permanently by enactment or agreement | [obsolete] "settle" [sense-specific] | to make firm or stable ; to introduce and cause ... (23 of 298 words, 7 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/establish

Macmillan British Dictionary:

establish [transitive] | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present]

to make something start to exist or start to happen ; to start an organization or company | to discover, prove, or decide that something is true | to ... (27 of 204 words, 4 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/establish

Oxford Dictionary:

establish | establisher [derived]

set up on a firm or permanent basis | initiate or bring about (contact or communication) | achieve permanent acceptance or recognition for | introduce ... (22 of 186 words, 6 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/establish

Wikipedia:

Establishment [disambiguation]

may refer to: Establishment (Pakistan), Pakistan's military-civil oligarchy | The Establishment, the dominant group or elite holding effective power or authority in a society | The Establishment (club), an English satire club of the 1960s | The ... (34 of 147 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Establishment

New World Dictionary:

establish | establisher [noun, related]

to make stable; make firm; settle | to order, ordain, or enact (a law, statute, etc.) permanently | to set up (a government, nation, business, etc.); ... (24 of 133 words, 9 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/establish

Random House Dictionary:

establish

to found, institute, build, or bring into being on a firm or stable basis. | to install or settle in a position, place, business, etc.. | to show to ... (27 of 130 words, 8 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/establish

American Heritage Dictionary:

establish | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present] | stablishes [archaic, 3rd-person singular present] | establisher [noun, related]

To set up; found. See Synonyms at found1. | To bring about; generate | To place or settle in a secure position or condition; install | To ... (24 of 118 words, 8 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/establish

Cambridge Dictionary:

establish [entry 1] | established [adjective, derived]

to start a company or organization that will continue for a long time (13 of 40 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/establish 1

establish [entry 2] | establish yourself | established [adjective, derived]

to cause to be accepted in or familiar with a place, position, etc | "establish yourself ": [formal] to be in a successful position over a long period ... (27 of 78 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/establish 2

establish [entry 3, formal]

to discover or get proof of something (7 of 49 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/establish 3

Wiktionary:

establish | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present] | stablishes [archaic, 3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] To make stable or firm; to confirm. | [transitive] To form; to found; to institute; to set up in business. | [transitive] To appoint, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain. | [transitive] To prove and cause to be... (39 of 65 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/establish

Encarta Dictionary:

establish | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present]

to start or set up something that is intended to continue or be permanent | to place something securely and permanently in a position, situation, or ... (25 of 186 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609189​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

build

Origin: late Old English byldan "construct a house", verb form of bold "house", from Proto-Germanic *buthlam (compare Old Frisian ... (18 of 53 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=build

Wiktionary:

build | builds [plural] | built [past tense] | building [present participle]

Origin: Middle English bilden, from Old English byldan ("to build, construct"), from Proto-Germanic *buldijaną, *budlijaną ("to build"), from Proto-Germanic *budlą, *buþlą, *bōdlą, *bōþlą... (22 of 50 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/build

New World Dictionary:

build | builded [archaic, past tense] | built [archaic, past tense] | building [present participle]

Origin: Middle English bilden from Old English byldan, to build from base of bold, a house, akin to Old Norse bua: see "bondage"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/build

Collins Dictionary:

build

Origin: Old English byldan; related to bylda farmer, bold building, Old Norse bōl farm, dwelling; see bower1

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/build

Oxford Dictionary:

build | built [past tense] | build something in/into | build on

Origin: Old English byldan, from bold, botl "dwelling", of Germanic origin; related to "bower1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/build

American Heritage Dictionary:

build | built [past tense] | building [present participle] | builds [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English bilden, from Old English byldan; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/build

Merriam-Webster:

build [entry 1, verb] | built [past tense] | building [present participle]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English bilden, from Old English byldan; akin to Old English būan to dwell

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/build

Encarta Dictionary:

build | builds [plural] | built [past tense] | building [present participle]

Origin: Old English byldan "construct a house" from bold "dwelling" from Germanic, "dwell"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861593248​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

build | builds [plural] | built [past tense] | building [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "build"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/build

Collins Dictionary:

build

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "build"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/build

Macmillan British Dictionary:

build | built [past tense] | building [present participle] | builds [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "build"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/build

build [singular, noun]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "build"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

build [verb] | built [past tense] | building [present participle] | builds [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "build"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/build

build [singular, noun]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "build"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/build 22

Cambridge Dictionary:

build [entry 1] | built [past tense]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "build"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "build"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/build 1

the Free Dictionary:

build

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "build"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "build"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "build" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/build

Google Dictionary:

build | builds [plural] | built [past tense] | building [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "build"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

build

Audio: North American pronunciation of "build"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=build​001 word=build

YourDictionary Audio:

build

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "build" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

build

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "build" by speech synthesizer

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