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Synonyms for build

Synonyms for build

to make or form (a structure)

to create by forming, combining, or altering materials

to create by combining parts or elements

build in: to construct or include as an integral or permanent part

build up: to achieve an increase of gradually


build up: to make known vigorously the positive features of (a product)

build up: to increase or seek to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity

the physical or constitutional characteristics of a person

Synonyms for build

form or accumulate steadily

build or establish something abstract


Related Words

improve the cleansing action of

order, supervise, or finance the construction of

give form to, according to a plan

Related Words

be engaged in building

found or ground

bolster or strengthen

develop and grow

References in classic literature ?
The five soldiers grumbled a little, and muttered that it was their business to overthrow cities, not to build them up.
Thus, as I believe, the most wonderful of all known instincts, that of the hive-bee, can be explained by natural selection having taken advantage of numerous, successive, slight modifications of simpler instincts; natural selection having by slow degrees, more and more perfectly, led the bees to sweep equal spheres at a given distance from each other in a double layer, and to build up and excavate the wax along the planes of intersection.
For instance, we can understand on the principle of inheritance, how it is that the thrush of South America lines its nest with mud, in the same peculiar manner as does our British thrush: how it is that the male wrens (Troglodytes) of North America, build 'cock-nests,' to roost in, like the males of our distinct Kitty-wrens,--a habit wholly unlike that of any other known bird.
Plus, he says, traditional building owners face the risk of obsolescence: If everyone else is choosing to build healthy efficient buildings, do I really want to be stuck with an outdated dinosaur that's unhealthy?
Once the decision to build has been made, many camp directors and property managers are now finding that there is a desire within their organizations to build "green.
To get to the solid rock under New York City's World Trade Center, for instance, workers dug down 21 meters (70 feet) and scooped up, enough dirt and loose rock to build a 23-acre land extension on Manhattan's West Side
If you simply don't have space [in an existing school] to accommodate [an] increase in students, it might make sense to build new," notes Mark Gilberg, research and development manager for the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International.
Our responsibility to make changes in the way we build and develop land is becoming imperative.
Some architects claim an eco-house is too involved to build successfully from published blueprints (thereby saving the expense of architects and environmental consultants).
Latest Version Adds to Fully Automated System With New Features That Streamline the Software Development Build, Test and Release Processes
Eventually, Ovrom said the city hopes to build another facility behind City Hall and bring back some of the internal, less-public departments.
But Ball noted that 1,000 bricks will be saved and used to build a memorial to Building 3.
Teamstudio([R]), the global leader in software asset management solutions for Lotus([R]) Notes([R]), releases Teamstudio Build Manager version 3 with seven major enhancements that make it easier and faster for Lotus Notes developers, administrators and users to develop new Lotus Notes applications and to conform to industry best practices.
A program for at-risk urban teens, Health Jam blends education with entertainment to minimize risky behavior and build self esteem.