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Reconstruct is a member of the word family construct, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the verb reconstruct

What does reconstruct mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: reconstructed | reconstructing | reconstructs

  1. reassemble mentally
  2. build again
  3. cause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
  4. return to its original or usable and functioning condition
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of reconstruct: restore
    • more generic words: regenerate / renew = reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    • more specific words:
      • decompress / uncompress = restore to its uncompressed form
      • rehabilitate = help to readapt, as to a former state of health or good repute
      • rehabilitate = restore to a state of good condition or operation
      • defibrillate = stop the fibrillation and restore normal contractions, usually by means of electric shocks
      • reinstate = restore to the previous state or rank
  5. do over, as of (part of) a house
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of reconstruct: redo / remodel
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different

Alternative definition of the verb reconstruct


  1. To construct again; to restore.


"Reconstruct" is a musical album of Chain.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Reconstruct

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Google previewPractice Notes on Business Tenancies (2013)

by Jill Morgan

Demolition, reconstruction or substantial reconstruction To reconstruct means torebuild, involving ...

Google previewThe World of Parmenides (2012)

Essays on the Presocratic Enlightenment by Karl Sir Popper

All we might reconstruct is a history of schisms, and perhaps a history of the defence of certain doctrines against the heretics. There cannot, of course, be any rational discussion in a school of this kind.

Google previewUltrasonics International 91 (2013)

Conference Proceedings by Yong Zhou

The background is nothing but the set: part without flaw - water embedding the part during the inspection, and the object to reconstruct is the flaw. That object is often a weak scatterer so that the IBA with variable background is valid; and if not ...

Google previewConjectures and Refutations (2014)

The Growth of Scientific Knowledge by Karl Popper

All we might reconstruct is a history of schisms, and perhaps a history of the defence of certain doctrines against the heretics. There cannot, of course, be any rational discussion in a school of this kind.

Google previewAlgorithms and Data Structures (2005)

9th International Workshop, WADS 2005, Waterloo, Canada, August 15-17, 2005, Proceedings by Frank Dehne, Alejandro López-Ortiz, Jörg-Rüdiger Sack

The sublist to reconstruct is the sublist starting at xi in the first two cases (jumplist violations). We still have to verify that for all next pointers in that sublist, eq.(4) is satisfied. If it is the case, only the jump pointers in that sublist will have to be ...

Google previewAdult and Continuing Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (2014)

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications by Management Association, Information Resources

Reconstruct is the opportunity to fully implement innovation and explore its potential and feel for its boundaries. Reveal is the pivot where honest evaluation of the innovation must take place in preparation for the next turn of the circle.

Google previewSociety, State, and Identity in African History (2008)

by Bahru Zewde

To reconstruct is a form of reconfiguring, remodelling, ...

Google previewEverybody's Magazine (1906)

This desire to reconstruct is the sign of health and vigor. As a nation we have very little respect for tradition to hamper us. That is why we have gone ahead so quickly.

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of the Historical Jesus (2014)

by Craig A. Evans

The Gospel ofJohn as wellas its traditions and extra- canonical gospel texts were recognizedas possible sources that may contain reliable information mainly to reconstruct the teaching of Jesus (see, e.g., Crossan). Generally speaking ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Digital Government (2006)

by Anttiroiko, Ari-Veikko

collectively reconstruct the secret key and any set of participants with less that k member cannot generate any information about the secret key. Verifiable Secret Sharing: A secret sharing scheme for which there exists a mechanism which ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management (2015)

by W. George Scarlett

Internalization is the capacity to reconstruct on one's own operations that previously could ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews


Google previewEncyclopedia of World Climatology (2008)

by John E. Oliver

Spatial climate reconstruction strategy The simplest strategy is to calibrate and reconstruct one climatic record from one tree-ring chronology. However, the signal of climate in a single chronology is often too weak to obtain a reliable ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences (2013)

by Byron Kaldis

Analytical Marxism responded by promising to reconstruct Marx's theories so that they were clear, rigorous, and scientifically supported, or discard them if this failed. Analytical Marxism also was a response to interpretations of Marx's social ...

Google previewThe Speech Processing Lexicon (2017)

Neurocognitive and Behavioural Approaches by Aditi Lahiri, Sandra Kotzor

These two studies showed that native listeners are able to use syllable-internal tonal information to reconstruct tones and contextual information to infer tone identity. These findings suggest that native listeners' knowledge of tonal contour and ...

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Once the fired stone is out of the kiln, it is still possible to mentally reconstruct it in its original form. (Andy Goldsworthy)
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Scrabble value of R1E1C3O1N1S1T1R1U1C3T1

The value of this 11-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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