CET4 TEM4 GRE 考 研 TOEFL CET6
con-, 强调。-str, 拉长，展开，建造，词源同structure,instruct. 即展开的，建造的。
- construct:  Construct comes from the present participle of Latin construere ‘pile up together, build’, a compound verb formed from the prefix com- and struere ‘pile up’ (source of English destroy and structure). English acquired the same verb somewhat earlier, in the 14th century, in the form construe.
=> construe, destroy, structure
- construct (v.)
- early 15c., from Latin constructus, past participle of construere "to heap up" (see construction). Related: Constructed; constructing.
- construct (n.)
- 1871 in linguistics, 1890 in psychology, 1933 in the general sense of "anything constructed;" from construct (v.).
- 1. Any attempt to construct an ideal society is foredoomed to failure.
- 2. It is proverbially easier to destroy than to construct.
- 3. How many man - days will be needed to construct this irrigation canal?
- 4. Every citizen has the duty to construct his country.
- 5. Let's construct a square on this line.
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