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con·sist

 (kən-sĭst′)
intr.v. con·sist·ed, con·sist·ing, con·sists
1. To be made up or composed: New York City consists of five boroughs. See Usage Note at include.
2. To have a basis; reside or lie: The beauty of the artist's style consists in its simplicity.
3. To be compatible; accord: The information consists with her account.

[Latin cōnsistere, to stand still, to be composed of : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + sistere, to cause to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

consist

(kənˈsɪst)
vb (intr)
1. (foll by of) to be composed (of); be formed (of): syrup consists of sugar and water.
2. (foll by: in or of) to have its existence (in); lie (in); be expressed (by): his religion consists only in going to church.
3. to be compatible or consistent; accord
[C16: from Latin consistere to halt, stand firm, from sistere to stand, cause to stand; related to stāre to stand]

con•sist

(kənˈsɪst)

v.i.
1. to be made up or composed (usu. fol. by of): This cake consists mainly of sugar, flour, and butter.
2. to be comprised or contained (usu. fol. by in): The charm of Paris does not consist only in its beauty.
3. to be compatible, consistent, or harmonious (usu. fol. by with).
4. Archaic. to exist together.
[1520–30; < Latin consistere to stand together, stand firm =con- con- + sistere to cause to stand, reduplicative v. akin to stāre to stand]

consist


Past participle: consisted
Gerund: consisting

Imperative
consist
consist
Present
I consist
you consist
he/she/it consists
we consist
you consist
they consist
Preterite
I consisted
you consisted
he/she/it consisted
we consisted
you consisted
they consisted
Present Continuous
I am consisting
you are consisting
he/she/it is consisting
we are consisting
you are consisting
they are consisting
Present Perfect
I have consisted
you have consisted
he/she/it has consisted
we have consisted
you have consisted
they have consisted
Past Continuous
I was consisting
you were consisting
he/she/it was consisting
we were consisting
you were consisting
they were consisting
Past Perfect
I had consisted
you had consisted
he/she/it had consisted
we had consisted
you had consisted
they had consisted
Future
I will consist
you will consist
he/she/it will consist
we will consist
you will consist
they will consist
Future Perfect
I will have consisted
you will have consisted
he/she/it will have consisted
we will have consisted
you will have consisted
they will have consisted
Future Continuous
I will be consisting
you will be consisting
he/she/it will be consisting
we will be consisting
you will be consisting
they will be consisting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been consisting
you have been consisting
he/she/it has been consisting
we have been consisting
you have been consisting
they have been consisting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been consisting
you will have been consisting
he/she/it will have been consisting
we will have been consisting
you will have been consisting
they will have been consisting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been consisting
you had been consisting
he/she/it had been consisting
we had been consisting
you had been consisting
they had been consisting
Conditional
I would consist
you would consist
he/she/it would consist
we would consist
you would consist
they would consist
Past Conditional
I would have consisted
you would have consisted
he/she/it would have consisted
we would have consisted
you would have consisted
they would have consisted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.consist - originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
exist, be - have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"
2.consist - have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in; "The payment consists in food"; "What does love consist in?"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
3.consist - be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
4.consist - be composed of; "The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"

consist

verb
consist in something lie in, involve, reside in, be expressed by, subsist, be found or contained in His work as a consultant consists in advising foreign companies.
consist of something be made up of, include, contain, incorporate, amount to, comprise, be composed of My diet consisted almost exclusively of fruit.

consist

verb
1. To have an inherent basis:
2. To be compatible or in correspondence:
Informal: jibe.
Archaic: quadrate.
Translations
يَتَكَوَّن مِن
skládatskládat sesouprava
bestå af
koostua
samanstandasamanstanda af
konsistencijasusidėtitankumastirštumas
sastāvēt
biti sestavljen
vara
…-den oluşmak

consist

[kənˈsɪst] VI to consist ofconstar de, consistir en
to consist in sth/in doing sthconsistir en algo/en hacer algo

consist

[kənˈsɪst] vi
to consist of [+ several things] → se composer de
The band consists of three guitarists and a drummer → Le groupe est composé de trois guitaristes et un batteur.; [+ single thing] → consister en
Breakfast consisted of a slice of toast → Le petit déjeuner consistait en une tranche de pain grillé.

consist

vi
(= be composed) to consist ofbestehen aus
(= have as its essence) to consist in somethingin etw (dat)bestehen; his happiness consists in helping otherssein Glück besteht darin, anderen zu helfen

consist

[kənˈsɪst] vi to consist ofessere composto/a di, constare di
to consist in sth/in doing sth → consistere in qc/nel fare qc

consist

(kənˈsist) verb
(with of) to be composed or made up. The house consists of six rooms.
conˈsistency noun
the degree of thickness or firmness. of the consistency of dough.

consist

vt. consistir; estar formado de; constar de.
References in classic literature ?
It consists mainly in ready hand, a quick eye and a good cover.
This consists in a full resignation to the will of Providence; and a resigned soul finds pleasure in a path strewed with briars and thorns.
And if we obey God, we must disobey ourselves; and it is in this disobeying ourselves, wherein the hardness of obeying God consists.
That office consists in mincing the horse-pieces of blubber for the pots; an operation which is conducted at a curious wooden horse, planted endwise against the bulwarks, and with a capacious tub beneath it, into which the minced pieces drop, fast as the sheets from a rapt orator's desk.
O, because I have had only that kind of benevolence which consists in lying on a sofa, and cursing the church and clergy for not being martyrs and confessors.
The commerce of Lucerne consists mainly in gimcrackery of the souvenir sort; the shops are packed with Alpine crystals, photographs of scenery, and wooden and ivory carvings.
This autograph consists of the delicate lines or corrugations with which Nature marks the insides of the hands and the soles of the feet.
If he had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
And to be better acquainted therefore, Elinor soon found was their inevitable lot, for as Sir John was entirely on the side of the Miss Steeles, their party would be too strong for opposition, and that kind of intimacy must be submitted to, which consists of sitting an hour or two together in the same room almost every day.
It simply consists in the existence of a previous marriage.
What higher in her societie thou findst Attractive, human, rational, love still; In loving thou dost well, in passion not, Wherein true Love consists not; love refines The thoughts, and heart enlarges, hath his seat In Reason, and is judicious, is the scale By which to heav'nly Love thou maist ascend, Not sunk in carnal pleasure, for which cause Among the Beasts no Mate for thee was found.
No law in that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only of two and twenty.