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[ verb ] reassemble mentally

Synonyms

retrace construct

Examples

"reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"

Used in print

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

It is difficult to reconstruct the primeval fears of man .

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

Jubal could n't reconstruct the crime from the way the girls behaved because patterns kept shifting - ABC vs D , then BCD vs A & & & or AB vs CD , or AD vs CB , through all ways that four women can gang_up on each other .

2
[ verb ] cause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically

Used in print

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

There are of_course many Souths ; but for this discussion the most important division is between those who have been reconstructed and those who have n't .

Related terms

change

3
[ verb ] build again

Synonyms

rebuild

Examples

"The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb"

Used in print

(Tom F. Driver, "Beckett by the Madeleine,"...)

I reconstruct his sentences from notes made immediately after our conversation .

Related terms

construct construction

4
[ verb ] return to its original or usable and functioning condition

Synonyms

restore

Examples

"restore the forest to its original pristine condition"

5
[ verb ] do over, as of (part of) a house

Synonyms

remodel redo

Examples

"We are remodeling these rooms"

Related terms

change reconstruction

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