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Synonyms for (noun) build

Synonyms: body-build, build, physique, habitus Definition: constitution of the human body

Similar words: bodily property Definition: an attribute of the body

Synonyms: material body, physical body, physique, human body, soma, shape, anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame Definition: alternative names for the body of a human being Usage: Leonardo studied the human body; he has a strong physique; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

Similar words: physical structure, body, organic structure Definition: the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being) Usage: he felt as if his whole body were on fire

Synonyms for (verb) build

Synonyms: build Definition: develop and grow Usage: Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera

Similar words: deepen, intensify Definition: become more intense Usage: The debate intensified; His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan

Synonyms: work up, progress, build, build up Definition: form or accumulate steadily Usage: Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly; Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border

Similar words: develop Definition: grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment Usage: A flower developed on the branch; The country developed into a mighty superpower; The embryo develops into a fetus; This situation has developed over a long time

Synonyms: build, build up, ramp up, work up Definition: bolster or strengthen Usage: We worked up courage; build up confidence; ramp up security in the airports

Similar words: increase Definition: make bigger or more Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted

Synonyms: build Definition: improve the cleansing action of Usage: build detergents

Similar words: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better Definition: to make better Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes

Synonyms: build Definition: found or ground Usage: build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation

Similar words: found, establish, ground, base Definition: use as a basis for; found on Usage: base a claim on some observation

Synonyms: construct, make, build Definition: make by combining materials and parts Usage: this little pig made his house out of straw; Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

Similar words: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: establish, build Definition: build or establish something abstract Usage: build a reputation

Similar words: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: build Definition: be engaged in building Usage: These architects build in interesting and new styles

Similar words: create Definition: pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity Usage: Don't disturb him--he is creating

Synonyms: build Definition: give form to, according to a plan Usage: build a modern nation; build a million-dollar business

Similar words: develop Definition: make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation Usage: Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather; They developed a new technique

Synonyms: build Definition: order, supervise, or finance the construction of Usage: The government is building new schools in this state

Similar words: oversee, manage, superintend, supervise Definition: watch and direct Usage: Who is overseeing this project?