Translation of construct in Spanish:


construir, v.

Pronunciation /kənˈstrʌkt//kənˈstrəkt/

transitive verb

  • 1formal

    (dam/bridge/hospital/road) construir
    • There is also the objective to construct a relief road from the north of Watson's Lane to the north of the town.
    • The temporary traffic lights have been erected while contractors construct the roads that will lead in and out of the park-and-ride site.
    • Massive residential buildings were constructed near that station, and extend to the Lian Hua Road.
    • The nine-storey building was constructed on marshland and the access road was narrow.
    • When you get fluent in another language and start to think in it you take on certain freedoms because you can construct ideas, create things in that language to get yourself out of trouble.
    • Moreover, if a lot of new buildings were constructed on the main streets, the flow and complexity of traffic would soon increase.
    • Construction cranes litter the skylines of Chinese cities, particularly Beijing and Shanghai, helping to construct apartments and office buildings.
    • When examining the world through the lens of multiple perspectives, students learned to think critically and to evaluate sources carefully to construct theories of their own.
    • Feminist analyses of woman's lot tend to focus exclusively on gender and do not provide a solid foundation on which to construct feminist theory.
    • But the churches became inward looking and failed to evangelise the masses, concentrating instead on constructing ornate church buildings.
    • Assume that the council was proposing to erect or construct a road adjoining privately owned property which was known to be prone to frequent flooding.
    • He said it had been decided to construct service roads for the highways being built under the golden quadrilateral project.
    • They also suggest opening up a former subway beneath Bradford Road and constructing a new station entrance.
    • Stereotypes were constructed from selective memories and were reinforced by rhymes and slogans.
    • For the planets, however, he refused to construct a theory, contenting himself with compiling a list of observations from which he showed the insufficiency of previous planetary models.
    • You could speculate on real estate, run a financial firm on Wall Street, open a theater, or construct skyscrapers to build your own custom skyline for the city.
    • Even the fastest writers agree that conceiving and constructing the ideas behind a play take time.
    • Although it's a blind case with no useful help received from any corner, our team has been able to construct three theories which are only probabilities.
    • An important tenet in constructivist theory is evaluating evidence to construct a global interpretation of an event or era.
    • The Japan House project, run for more than three years, aims to raise funds to construct a building that can be used as a general meeting place by international students.
    • Neighbors who were strangers only hours ago now collaborate to erect buildings, construct roads, distribute food, establish defenses, and organize trade.
    • The district administration now wants to construct an office building on the state-owned land.
    • Some freedom in the selection of facts to be explained exists only during the first attempts to construct a theory.
    • We must also examine who has constructed or is constructing the cultural beliefs that legitimize violence against women and whose interests are served by these claims.
    • He was a dedicated experimenter, unwilling to construct abstract theories to which his results had to conform.
    • To construct the null hypothesis in this test, we started with the observed number of species and assumed a constant rate of origination.
    • What role do state institutions play in shaping identities and constructing beliefs about deviance that privilege some groups and pathologize others?
    • Where there are major roads, huts are constructed at intervals of a couple of kilometers.
    • Instead, it is a method of constructing an interpretation that resonates within the present.
    • For the most part, people read books to construct a favorable self-image for themselves.
    • Some day in the next millennium, architects may be able to put design information into a machine that will automatically construct a complete building.
    • After it was built a cottage was constructed; one of the walls of the cottage was a wall of the coach house.
    • What have been the building blocks from which those children have constructed their ideas of how men and women relate to one another?
    • Moreover, his attempts to construct theories of good design were met with a lukewarm reception.
    • By the beginning of the 1630s, however, Descartes embarked on a more ambitious plan to construct a systematic theory of knowledge, including physics.
    • As more residential buildings are constructed, the question of affordability has come up again.
    • The course takes up to six days and then the provincial government will come in and provide material and other assistance for the people to build their houses and schools and to construct roads.
    • With no true picture of the nature of the job, it's very easy for people to start constructing conspiracy theories.
    • The notion that we have to construct the idea of self and an authorial voice (in your head or in the text) in such reductive pronoun-based terminology is, I think, a flawed one.
    • Demolishing slum areas and constructing apartment buildings for former slum dwellers has never been a success in helping the poor.
  • 2

    (put together)
    (model/frame) armar
    (frame/model) montar
  • 3

    (theory) construir
    (theory) elaborar
    (alliance) formar
    a very well constructed play una obra muy bien estructurada
    • We begin to understand the ways in which the alphabet is used to create words, and grammar to construct sentences.
    • Your child's growing grammatical skills will help him to construct quality sentences, then build paragraphs and essays.
    • An affected individual, after a stroke, tumour or wound to the area, loses the ability to construct grammatical sentences.
    • If you have difficulty constructing complex sentences, stick with your old friend the subject-verb-object construction.
    • So the child follows the pattern to construct his own sentence based on a pattern, and then analyzes it he sees how the different parts of the sentence can be rearranged in relationship to each other.
  • 4

    Mathematics Linguistics
    • You can construct a pyramid by drawing a polygon (to serve as the base), then joining each vertex of the polygon to a point not in the plane of the polygon.
    • The problem of the hidden figure arises because all quantifiable data depends on how the figures are constructed and interpreted.
    • Ancient Greek geometers knew that the number of solids that can be constructed from regular geometric figures is limited to five.
    • Before continuing with the quote we should note that Hippocrates is trying to ‘square a lune’ by which he means to construct a square equal in area to the lune.
    • The problem was, given a circle, to construct geometrically a square equal in area to the given circle.


  • 1

    constructo masculine